Police: Suspect Orders Dog To Attack QuikTrip Security Guard

Saturday, October 19th 2019, 9:22 pm
By: Jantzen McGhee

Shots were fired at a QuikTrip near downtown Tulsa, according to the Tulsa Police Department. It happened near East 11th Street and South Utica Avenue Saturday night, Oct. 19.

Police said a man named Joe Sparks tried to steal beer from the store. The guard tried to stop Sparks who ordered his dog to attack, a news release states. The security guard fired one shot at the dog as it charged, officers said.

Sparks left the scene with the dog - which wasn't hit - but police said they found them at 6th and Utica. The suspect was arrested and booked on complaints of shoplifting, public intoxication, having a dog off leash and some outstanding city warrants. 

The dog wasn't hurt, police said, and was taken to Tulsa Animal Welfare.