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Dispute Over Dog Poop In The Yard Led One Neighbor To Grab A Machete: Report

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Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

Sep. 21 2022, Published 3:22 p.m. ET

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A dispute over dog poop led a Florida man to threaten a neighbor with a machete, according to a report.

This week, police in Cape Coral, Florida, arrested 65-year-old Eduardo Aguila in connection to the case, according to WINK News.

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Around 9 a.m. on Sept. 17, police responded to a disturbance at a home.

The victim told police that he and his neighbor, Aguila, got into an argument over the suspect’s dog pooping in the victim’s yard, according to WINK News. The victim said the dog coming onto his property had been a long-standing issue.

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The victim picked up the poop with a shovel and threw it onto Aguila’s yard and said things would not end well if the dog was not put on a leash, according to the report.

The two argued and Aguila threatened to get a machete. The victim walked away and then saw Aguila walking towards his property with a machete, according to the report. Aguila then threatened the victim.

Aguila denied that his pup pooped on the other property and said he was just protecting his dog and family, according to WINK News. He was charged with aggravated assault with the intent to commit a felony.

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