- TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts: -
- Tulsa police say that a dog of a theft suspect nearly attacked a security guard.
- It happened just after 7pm on Saturday at the 11th and Utica QuikTrip.
- TPD officers say that the security guard attempted to apprehend theft suspect Joe Sparks.
- Police say it was then that Sparks commanded his dog to go after the security guard.
- According to police, the security guard feared and attack was imminent and fired one shot toward to dog.
- It was then that Sparks and his dog left the scene, but police later located them nearby.
- Officers reviewed the surveillance video, which they say showed the theft and attempted dog.
- Sparks was arrested on complaints of petit larceny, public intoxication, dog off leash and outstanding multiple warrants.
- Police transported Sparks to the City jail.
- The dog was not injured and was taken to Tulsa Animal Welfare shelter.
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