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Dog groomer who police say pulled gun on customers now charged with assault

Dog groomer who police say pulled gun on customers now charged with assault

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DRAPER — An owner of a dog grooming business has been charged after police said she pulled a gun on a man who was late picking up his pet.

Lisa Vickie Hull, 56, was charged Tuesday in 3rd District Court with aggravated assault and purchase, transfer, possession or use of a dangerous weapon by restricted person, both third-degree felonies.

On April 19, police say Hull, owner of Absolute Best Grooming at 656 E. 11400 South, pointed a handgun at a man who was there to pick up his dog.

In charging documents, police say the man told officers Hull "was upset with him because he picked up his dog after business hours. Hull then yelled at (the man) and pulled out a gun and pointed it at him."

When officers responded to the business, an employee told officers that the dog owner "was respectful and apologized for being late to pick up his dog," but that Hull "was agitated and went into the back of the business and (proceeded to) pull out a handgun from a holster, and wave it around and telling (the dog owner) to leave the business," according to a Salt Lake County Jail report.

Hull then told her employee that if police came, she would give them a .22-caliber handgun she had in her purse and not the gun she waved at the dog owner, the report states. Police say the employee also witnessed Hull smoking marijuana in the back of the business.

Hull was also charged Tuesday with possession or use of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, both class B misdemeanors.

Draper police found 22.2 grams of marijuana inside a coffee container and a prescription container with a search warrant served on Hull's business, according to official documents.

They also found five rounds of .22-caliber ammunition, six rounds of .44-caliber ammunition, a Virginia Dragon .44-caliber Magnum and a .22-caliber Heritage Rough Rider. Email: Twitter: laurmarben


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Lauren Bennett is a reporter with who covers Utah’s religious community and the growing tech sector in the Beehive State.


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