Police Arrest Phillip Cummings for Pulling Gun on Dog

This is the weapon taken from Phillip Cummings after he pulled it on a dog (Santa Barbara Police Department photo)

Suspect had Loaded 9-mm Handgun

by Jae Brattain | posted 02.19.2014

Phillip Edmond Cummings

Phillip Edmond Cummings was out for a stroll with his canine companion in his neighborhood on Tuesday, February 19th.  While on his outing, he came across another dog that was not on a leash or secured.  Fearing that the dog was a threat, he proceeded to get a 9-mm handgun from his home.

The dog was in a driveway which is shared by several apartments.  The canine actually belonged to a nearby neighbor.  After getting his pistol, Cummings pointed the gun at the dog and ordered it to move towards a secure area.  He yelled repeatedly at the animal, apparently thinking it could understand human commands.  The dog eventually did move back and Cummings returned back to his residence.

The incident took place near the corner of De La Vina Street and West Figueroa.  Other neighbors in a nearby apartment complex reported the incident to the Santa Barbara Police Department.  They saw the 41-year old man brandishing the weapon and yelling at the canine.

When officers arrived at the scene, they went to Cummings home.  After knocking on the door, the suspect answered with the gun still tucked in his waistline.  The weapon was fully loaded and as a result, he was arrested.  Cummings did not resist arrest and went with the officers without incident.

He was transported to Santa Barbara County Jail and booked into custody.  His bail bond is set at $35,000 for possession of a firearm in public.  If he does not post bond, his first court date will be Thursday, February 21st, at Santa Barbara Superior Court.

Author: Jae Brattain

Jae Brattain is the owner of Absolutely Affordable Bail Bonds. His father started the business in 1969 and has four locations in Southern California including Santa Barbara, Ventura, Alhambra, and Murrieta. Check out the blog: Latest Bail News

One thought on “Police Arrest Phillip Cummings for Pulling Gun on Dog”

  1. They never told anyone that this is a fighting pit bull that pulls a 25 lbs weight all day and has already attacked our old dog before.this is a 12 week old puppy and I being chased into our home. Meanwhile my 80 year old father was delivering dog food that we split between our families and had no cell phone to warn him. As I saw my father pull into the driveway the Pitbull turned in his Direction as he was innocently delivery a split bag of dog food. I had no choice but to get my 9 millimeter and go outside between my dad and the dog. Lucky for them I didn’t blow her dog away when it is obviously vicious after attacking my previous dog and causing it separation anxiety which turned into relocating him to a new home. I wasn’t go let my new pup be a victim nor my father. I’m tired of this b******* and should have shot the dog for all my family and I have been slandered.

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