I got a call recently from a Responsibly Armed American with this question. Should I call the police. Here are some details from this encounter.
BF was walking with his GF on the street about 9pm in the Louisville area when a large dog came rushing at them. The dog was approaching barking and did not appear to have a friendly demeanor. BF draws his weapon but does not fire. The dog turns around and goes running back to the house it came from. As the dog is going home, BF holsters his firearm about the same time a man comes out of the garage calling the dog back. It is likely the man was calling the dog before he came into sight making the dog turn away. Sunset in Louisville on Sunday was approximately 8:35 pm so it would have been dark at 9:00 pm.
The firearm was never discharged and was not pointed at anything other than the approaching dog. It is unknown whether the dog’s owner saw or even could have seen the firearm at any time during this encounter.
Should he call the police?