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Man Douses Loose Dog With Gasoline

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Dog playing in yard after being doused in gasoline earlier in the day. (Credit: CBS)

Dog playing in yard after being doused in gasoline earlier in the day. (Credit: CBS)

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RIVERSIDE (CBS) — A west suburban man who called police to report an unleashed dog at a park Tuesday was later arrested for allegedly pouring gasoline on the animal and threatening to set it on fire, police said.

Riverside police received a complaint about an unleashed dog at Harrington Park, according to a release from police.

But before officers arrived, the resident who made the call allegedly poured gasoline on the dog, then threatened to pour gasoline on the owner and light them on fire, the release said.

Officers arrested 53-year-old Daniel Maskill of Riverside, and charged him with animal cruelty and assault, the release said.

The dog’s owner, 56- year-old Frank Perlongo of Lyons, was cited for not having the animal on a leash.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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