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Dispute between dog walkers escalates quickly

Police say a man walking his dog threatened to burn down the home of a woman walking her dog, then followed her back to her residence
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An altercation between a man and woman walking their dogs has led to criminal charges for a Guelph man.

On April 28, two parties unknown to each other were walking their dogs at Preservation Park when they became involved in a verbal argument, during which one of the people allegedly threatened to burn down a female’s home. The man then followed the woman to her home, police report.

A 38-year-old Guelph man is charged with uttering threats and breaching a conditional sentence order. He will appear in a Guelph court July 19.