SAN LEANDRO -- A dispute between a dog owner and a woman who has complained often about the packages the canines leave in her yard escalated into an attempted stabbing early Saturday morning, police said.
The conflict got out of hand just after midnight in the 1400 block of Hubbard Avenue, police said, when a man police identified as Dewey Cuffle got into an argument with the woman over Cuffle's two dogs, both of which allegedly defecate often in the woman's yard.
Cuffle pulled a knife out during the argument, police said, and is alleged to have waved it at the woman while lunging at her. Police arrested him a short time later in the 15100 block of Washington Avenue on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
An officer on his way to the initial call spotted Cuffle driving a black Dodge pickup truck and pulled him over, police said. He was detained without incident, police said, and was in possession of a knife police say he used.
The victim and a witness to the incident were taken by police to the Washington Avenue location where they identified Cuffle as the culprit, police said. He was taken into custody at the scene.
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