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Facebook threat days after citation over unrestrained dogs lands Arkansas man in jail, police say

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was originally published May 15, 2018 at 9:26 a.m. Updated May 16, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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Brently Green

An Arkansas man posted a threatening message on Facebook days after a National Park Ranger said the 29-year-old fled while running on a trail in Hot Springs with two unrestrained dogs, police said.

Brently Green was arrested Monday on a felony charge of terroristic threatening.

The Hot Springs Police Department said Green last month was issued citations after a ranger reported Green was running in Hot Springs National Park with two unrestrained dogs, which the agency noted is a federal violation. A police report said Green also refused to stop for the ranger and instead ran home.

Three days later, Green posted messages through Facebook that indicated he was about to return to the trails again and would "kill NPS Rangers if they attempted to stop him from running with his dogs," authorities wrote in the report.

"I have the freedom to trail run without stopping and so do my dogs," one message said, according to the report. "I think I'll take my pistol this time and if some piece of s*** park ranger tries to tell me I can't run on MY own trails then I'll put a ... bullet in his head. Problem solved."

The post reportedly added that Green "grew up on these things" and would "go to war over them."

Green remained in the Garland County jail on Tuesday with bail set at $100,000. A May 29 court date is set.

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BEARTRAP919 says... May 15, 2018 at 12:50 p.m.

WOW, Just WOW, It appears someone got very berry Scared while reading a AxSBOOK posting, some call it facebook, but I think the other name is more appropriate, Watch what you say, Everyone is watching what you say, Very Closely, It seems,

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GeneralMac says... May 15, 2018 at 2:19 p.m.

If you want to be brave and shoot your mouth off making threats.............throw the book at him.

He sounds like one of those jerks whose motto is............." don't you dare tell ME what I can't do "

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GeneralMac says... May 15, 2018 at 2:22 p.m.

BEARTRAP..............would you ,also, ridicule people who took threats of a school shooting serious?

This nut made some SERIOUS threats against specific people.

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hurricane46 says... May 15, 2018 at 2:26 p.m.

Lighten up man, sheesh, run your dogs somewhere else.

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Jfish says... May 15, 2018 at 3:27 p.m.

Everyone knows that while in the park, you are responsible for restraining your dogs. His posts were pretty specific and I don't blame the park ranger for reporting him to the authorities. In this day and age, you never know if someone is just playing the tough guy or if they are serious. I am not for throwing the guy in prison, but sounds like he definitely needs some counseling.

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TravisBickle says... May 15, 2018 at 4:50 p.m.

Little snowflake got melted.

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BirdDogsRock says... May 15, 2018 at 9:59 p.m.

I was solo hiking a NPS wilderness area trail in the Black Hills of South Dakota two summers ago, and got assaulted by two illegally unleashed German shepherds walking with their family. I had a sheath knife on my belt and could easily have killed the one that leapt up with its paws on my chest, snarling in my face. I would have been justified in killing it, but likely would have landed in jail (my word against theirs) and been highlighted on the national evening news. I restrained my hand against all my base instincts, and fortunately the dog dropped down and went back to its family. But that incident ruined my day and could have been disastrous in multiple ways. I am a dog lover, but dogs can be unpredictable and need to be restrained in such situations. This guy is a jerk who needed to be punished for his unleashed dogs, and needs to go to prison for making such idiotic terroristic threats.

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