BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A pit bull puppy died in an apartment fire during a police standoff Sunday night.
Officers were called around 10 p.m. for a peace disturbance on the 2000 block of F Street. Officers tried to contact 32-year-old Neil Lindo, who allegedly sprayed an officer with pepper spray and barricaded himself into the apartment.
Lindo also allegedly destroyed the inside of his apartment and yelled threats at officers that he had a gun and knife.
The man allegedly set fire to his apartment before coming out and surrendering to police. Lindo didn't carry out his puppy, 2 or 3 months old, which was later discovered dead and burned.
Lindo was arrested on suspicion of assault on a police officer, criminal threats, resisting arrest, cruelty to an animal and arson.