A Pierce County man who was fed up with his daughter’s dog threatened to kill her on Wednesday evening with a revolver that he had given the pet name of “The Judge,” according to Pierce County prosecutors.

The 47-year-old was arraigned Thursday in Pierce County Superior Court on charges of second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault, felony harassment and obstructing police. He was ordered held in Pierce County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

According to charging documents:

The daughter and her father got into an argument about her living at the house in the 1400 block of 104th Street South, between Tacoma and Parkland about 6 p.m. Wednesday. Never miss a local story.

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SUBSCRIBE NOW The argument devolved into screaming back and forth, until the father went to the couch where he keeps the revolver named “The Judge.” He picked up the gun, pointed it at her face and said, “I’ll pop you and your dog!”The daughter immediately called 911, and her father took the gun upstairs to his bedroom.Pierce County sheriff’s deputies arrived to find the daughter upset, repeatedly exclaiming, “He pulled a gun on me.” […]

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