BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - A spat between neighbors ended with the police being called Friday night, stemming from an apparent dog attack earlier in the week.
Nikki Sisk claims she and her dog were recently attacked by a neighbor's pit bull/lab mix on Sagecrest Road. Benton Animal Services manager Terry Parsons confirms to THV the dog was seized by animal control and put in a ten day quarantine. "I don't know what happened. I don't know what it was but he broke off. This is the first time this has even happened," said the dog's owner Dylan Dempsey. "He's there like he's supposed to be to protect you and your home."
Shortly after the THV crew interviewed Sisk, a group of neighbors began yelling back and forth with Dempsey and his family members about the other dogs in Dempsey's apartment. Three Benton Police officers were eventually called. "They're prisoners over here in their own homes. They can't come outside without worrying about being attacked by these vicious dogs," said one neighbor. "If that one got loose these others can too."
Parsons told THV over the phone he hasn't decided whether he'll return the dog to Dempsey once the 10 day quarantine passes. He says a June court date has been set to determine whether the dog should be considered a vicious animal.