Police responding to a homeowner alarm entered the wrong yard and shot to death a threatening Rottweiler.
The dog was shot five times by the officers, who were responding to a silent alarm. A child in the Hendrick Court house next door accidentally set off the alarm in his mother’s purse. Homeowner Peter Vanderford was away at the time.
Lt. John Acosta said one of the officers went to Vanderford’s house, thinking he heard that address over the radio. The officers entered the backyard, where they were confronted by the dog.