Police: Woman Walking Dog Encounters Armed Man Walking His Dog

A woman walking her dog Saturday night said she met a man also out for a walk with his dog, who was pointing a handgun at the woman and her pet.

Norman William Walter Wieland has been charged with first-degree assault. Credit: Anne Arundel County Police Department
Norman William Walter Wieland has been charged with first-degree assault. Credit: Anne Arundel County Police Department

A Glen Burnie woman walking her dog Saturday night in the 6500 block of Home Water Way called police to report a man also out walking his dog pointed a handgun at her and her pet.

According to the Anne Arundel County Police Department, the incident happened near Home Water Way and Rain Water Way in the Cromwell Fountain Apartment Complex. As the 21-year-old victim approached the man, they exchanged words after she saw the handgun, then she left the area and went home. However, she saw which apartment the suspect entered.

The victim escorted officers to 6511 Clear Drop Way, the building she saw the suspect enter after their encounter. Officers entered the building and saw a man, matching the suspect’s description, standing in the third floor stairwell. When asked by police if he had just been walking his dog, the suspect replied “yes.”

As the officer began conducting his pat down, the suspect said he knew what they were looking for and pulled a handgun out of his waistband.

Police said the suspect was disarmed and taken into custody without incident. A check of a backpack in the suspect’s possession revealed a set of Nunchaku.

The recovered handgun was a Ruger .22 caliber handgun loaded with six live rounds. No shots were discharged during this incident.

Norman William Walter Wieland, 46, of the 7200 block of Ohio Avenue in Hanover was charged with two counts of first-degree assault and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, as well as several handgun charges.

Mark February 17, 2014 at 03:32 PM
For God's sakes I hope this man's Second Amendment rights were not violated, for that is most important...
Bryan Harz February 17, 2014 at 05:35 PM
Ryan Dumas February 18, 2014 at 06:56 AM
Why are the government thugs harassing this law-abiding patriot?
Peter Mulshine March 06, 2014 at 10:27 AM
Patriots point guns at Americans walking their dogs???


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