On a Sydney street named Resolution Avenue, a man has been threatened with a knife and an air rifle in a neighbourhood dispute over a barking dog, police say.
Two men started arguing about the dog outside a house in the Willmot street, in Sydney’s west, about 4.30pm yesterday as many neighbours looked on.
Police alleged a 38-year-old man was threatened with a knife by a 23-year-old man, before the younger man allegedly charged into his house carrying an air rifle.
The 23-year-old allegedly pointed the rifle at the older man, but not shots were fired.
Police said residents were standing on the street when the fight broke out and ran for safety to call police.
Officers arrested the 23-year-old man and seized the air rifle, another rifle, ammunition and illegal drugs, police said.
He was taken to Mt Druitt police station and charged with several offences including common assault and stalk/intimidate person.
He was refused bail and was due to appear in Mt Druitt Local Court today.
Few residents on Resolution Avenue wanted to talk about the dispute, but one man said it was the talk of the street.
“I wasn’t home, but when I got home my neighbour said ‘you missed it. Some bloke’s apparently pulled a gun’.”
Neighbourhood disputes in suburbs across Sydney have made the news many times in recent months.
In June a man was charged with the stabbing murder of his neighbour in Martha Way, Ambarvale, after an alleged neighbourhood row.
A couple of weeks earlier, a 59-year-old man was charged with murder after his 65-year-old neighbour was found with numerous injuries at a Lethbridge Park home.
In May a man with a penchant for cleaning his unit at 3am was charged with allegedly pushing his complaining neighbour off a balcony at a unit block on Margaret Street, Petersham.
In the same month car wash king Anthony Sahade was charged with allegedly assaulting his neighbour in Point Piper.
A 33-year-old woman was charged after she allegedly bit off part of her neighbour’s ear during an argument in Riverwood.
At the beginning of that month, a neighbourhood dispute over loud music and erratic driving allegedly escalated into a bloody brawl in which a chainsaw partially severed a man’s arm.
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