A dog owner threatened a neighbour with an air rifle after being asked to take responsibility for his animal and clean up its mess.
Benjamin Adam James Clarke, who has previously gone by the name Damion Angel-Blackheart, raised the weapon to his shoulder and took aim at his victim.
The incident happened just weeks before Clarke threatened RSPCA officers with a knife when they came to his house to check on the welfare of his dog.
Swansea Crown Court heard the 29-year-old defendant pulled the weapon on his neighbour on the morning of December 31, 2019.
Craig Jones, prosecuting, said Clarke was walking his dog in Briton Ferry when he let the animal off the leash to go to the toilet. A neighbour saw what was going on and approached him, telling the dog owner he was aware that he had not been cleaning up after his pet.
The court heard there was an exchange of words between in the men in which the neighbour told Clarke he should take responsibility for his dog and Clarke told him to “f*** off”.
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Mr Jones said the defendant went…