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Tag: david triebwasser

Dog park confrontation probed by police

A confrontation over an unleashed dog ended in a California man’s arrest on suspicion of a hate crime, after a woman reported that he screamed racial slurs and tried to hit her with his pickup truck at Point Isabel Regional Shoreline, .

Police are continuing to interview witnesses who were present Saturday afternoon in what bills itself as  “the largest public off-leash dog park in the nation,” according to a  Contra Costa Times report.

Police booked David Triebwasser, 48, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and committing a hate crime. He later posted $175,000 bail.

The 55-year-old black woman arrived at the park in Southwest Richmond with her German shepherd about 2:20 p.m., according to police reports. Apparently upset about the dog’s behavior, Triebwasser, who is white, confronted the woman.

The woman told police he shouted, “Take your black ass out of this park!” and threatened to kill her if she did not obey. She reported that he shouted racial slurs, punched her in the face and hit her with his pickup truck.

Both the man and woman called police. The woman declined medical treatment .

Officers found several witnesses who observed a heated exchange and who confirmed some details of the man’s and woman’s assertions. Triebwasser denied voicing racial slurs, hitting the woman with his car or punching her, police said.