Dog Leads Cops to Suspected Marijuana Grow House in Southern California
An Argentine dogo.
A vicious pooch on the loose brought the fuzz to a Southern California neighborhood over the weekend.
When the pit bull-like canine known as an Argentine dogo lunged at an officer, the cop opened fire.
The dog was wounded, but he wasn't done:
He ran into a nearby backyard where ...
... police found weed. Lots of weed. Allegedly.
It all went down in Murrieta about 8:38 a.m. Friday in the 39600 block of Wild Flower Drive, according to Murrieta police.
View Larger Map
They were there after neighbors reported that a vicious dog was on the loose, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise.
The pooch was shot in the head before running into the backyard. After asking neighbors about the house, police realized there was a "narcotics complaint" at the location and sniffed around before apparently finding the weed.
Cops allege pot was being grown and sold there.
The home's 35 year-old owner, Jeanpaul Otomo, was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis for sale and possessing an assault rifle, according to Murrieta police.
The dog survived and was taken to a vet. He was not, apparently, prescribed medical marijuana.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss LA Weekly's biggest stories.