Man Threatens to Shoot Dog Owner Breaking Up Pit Bull Fight: Police

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    Hamden Police Department
    Ivan Bobe, Jr. is accused of pointing a gun at a neighbor who was trying to break up a pit bull fight.

    A 24-year-old Hamden man is facing charges after reportedly pointing a gun at the owner of three pit bulls who was trying to break up a fight between his dogs and another, according to police.

    Officers were called to Glenbrook Avenue around 10:30 a.m. after three pit bulls got loose and attacked another dog roaming in the area, according to police.

    While the owner of the pit bull approached the dogs in an effort to separate them, 24-year-old Ivan Bobe, Jr., a neighbor, started kicking the dogs and pointed a gun at the owner, threatening to shoot him, police said.

    Police arrested Bobe and seized a .380-caliber handgun.

    Bobe was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree threatening and breach of peace. He was released after posting $1,000 bond and is due in court July 22.

    The Hamden Animal Control Division is investigating and police said “enforcement action is forthcoming” with regards to the pit bulls.