Uniontown Man Angry Over Cell Phone Debt Shoots Pit Bull
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man who entered a victim’s home uninvited and shot the victim’s dog has been taken into custody in Uniontown.
Police say it happened Wednesday at approximately 12:57 a.m. in Uniontown.
Christian Palm, 21, of Uniontown, is now behind bars, facing charges that include trespassing, making terroristic threats and animal cruelty.
Police say Palm showed up at the home of a man he knew and the two got into a verbal confrontation.
Uniontown Police Lt. Tom Kolencik told KDKA-TV News, “The occupant of the home told us that Palm entered his home on Cool Springs Street, brandishing a small gun and demanded money owed him over a cell phone.”
No shots were fired in the house; but as Palm was leaving the home through a back door, he shot a dog that was chained in the backyard.
The 7-year-old pit bull was shot in the head and was taken to a local veterinarian for treatment.