Sunday, January 17, 2010

Ride 'Em Cowboy

Police: Drunken man in cowboy gear threatens dog

Jan 17 2010

IOWA CITY, Iowa,— Iowa City police say a drunken man dressed like a cowboy broke into a house and threatened to kill the resident's dog. Police said 24-year-old Derrick Thomas Alger of Iowa City was arrested early Thursday morning on charges of trespass, intoxication and carrying a dangerous weapon.

Officers said Alger reportedly threatened a cab driver with a handgun shortly after midnight. They say Alger, who was dressed in shorts, boots and a cowboy hat, fled the scene, but entered the rear door of a private residence, where he demanded to know who the residents were and threatened their barking dog.

Police arrested Alger outside the house and said he had a blood alcohol level several times the legal limit for driving.

Alger has an unlisted telephone number and could not be reached for comment.


Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen,

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