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Police: Drunk cowboy breaks into house, threatens to kill dog


An intoxicated Iowa City man dressed like a cowboy allegedly broke into a house and threatened to kill the residents' dog early Thursday morning, according to Iowa City police reports.

Derrick Thomas Alger, 24, of 889 Park Place, was arrested on four charges, including trespass, intoxication and carrying a dangerous weapon, on early Thursday morning. The most serious charge was intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a class "D" felony. The other charges were misdemeanors.

According to the timeline laid out in four police reports, at about 12:55 a.m. Thursday, a man described as wearing shorts and a cowboy hat displayed a gun to a cab driver and threatened to use the gun against him.

The suspect, later identified by police to be Alger, fled the scene as the victim called 911, according to police.

At about 1:05 a.m

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Added: Jan-18-2010 Occurred On: Jan-15-2010
By: gregory_peckory
Tags: cowboy, drunk, dog, threats, weapon, arrest
Location: Iowa City, Iowa, United States (load item map)
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