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Errant dog sparks alleged death threat, arrest

Palo Alto woman, 68, arrested for assault with a hammer

Police were forced to intervene Saturday (July 23) when a 68-year-old Palo Alto woman allegedly threatened to kill her neighbor with a hammer, Palo Alto police said Tuesday.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 26, 2011 at 9:35 am

There must be a lot more to this story!

Where is it?


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Posted by dog luvr
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 26, 2011 at 10:52 am

Maybe the dog has been allowed loose, hassled Ms. Bossier's cat, bird, bunny, chicken, whatever, defecated in her yard, before. Still, threatening to kill the owner with a hammer is over-reacting. A complaint to Animal Services would have been a better course of action.

Not blaming the victim, and dogs do get loose, but on El Camino, any loose dog would have a short life span.

Yes, there must be more to this story.


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Posted by doggie
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jul 26, 2011 at 10:55 am

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Posted by Barbara
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 26, 2011 at 11:31 am

Perhaps there's more to the story, or the woman is just very ill.


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Posted by bad
a resident of South of Midtown
on Jul 26, 2011 at 11:36 am

Too bad, our tax payers just have to pick up on her medical bills.How unfair this lady treats us.


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Posted by edjee09
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 26, 2011 at 12:57 pm

edjee09 is a registered user.

Sounds like the attacker is likely mentally ill.


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