Police arrested a Salt Lake City man after he allegedly ordered his pit bull to attack a man in a wheelchair.
Salt Lake City police spokesman Josh Ashdown said the 25-year-old suspect was in Salt Lake County jail Wednesday, being held without bail on suspicion of third-degree felony aggravated assault.
The incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 1810 S. Main Street. Ashdown said the suspect and the victim, a 57-year-old man in a motorized wheelchair, had been arguing over usage of minutes on a cellphone and some other issues. When arrested, the suspect claimed he ordered his pit bull to attack because the victim had been chasing him with his wheelchair.