SHADY HILLS — George Brick went to a neighbor's house, armed with two guns, and announced he was ready to die, authorities said.
All Brick wanted, deputies said, was to retrieve the two dachshund puppies he claimed were his.
It's unclear when the tug-of-war over the dogs began, or who actually owns them. But at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, the puppies were in a bedroom of Adnan Amir's house on Pasco Acres Drive. When Brick, 46, showed up, no one dared to stop him, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report.
Kristee Stevenson, who lives in the house, later told deputies she was afraid Brick would kill her. But she told him: "You made your bed this time, now you're going to lay in it. I'll never forgive you."
Brick grabbed the puppies and fled down the street to his own home, authorities said. Deputies went to his house and called the SWAT unit, as Brick had a history of fighting with deputies, the Sheriff's Office said.
A deputy asked Brick to come outside. He refused. Another deputy called Brick on the phone. Brick replied that he had nothing to do with the incident.
When the deputy asked about the dogs, Brick responded, "I don't know, they're my wife's dogs, talk to her," the sheriff's report said. Brick's wife got on the line, told deputies the dogs had been returned to her and hung up, the report said.
Brick was arrested at 1 a.m. Thursday and charged with armed home invasion. He remained Friday at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $115,000 bail.
It is unclear what happened to the dogs.