So there you have it. Think what you will of the Bommaritos, but this you cannot say of the family: "Their dogs don't hunt." According to the report, police received several calls from James Bommarito's neighbors in the LaSalle Park neighborhood, just south of downtown, complaining of shots fired about 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 20.
When police arrived, they found Bommarito walking on the sidewalk. Outside his home, they found shell casings. Inside, a semiautomatic pistol was lying on the kitchen counter, the report said.
Bommarito told police that his dog, a black Labrador, had escaped. In an attempt to get the dog to come back, he fired several shots into the air, "as the dog is trained for hunting and will come toward the sound of gunfire," the report said.
Bommarito was arrested for discharging a firearm, taken to the department's Central Patrol Division, and released after he was issued a city court summons. On Feb. 4, Bommarito pleaded guilty to the charge in municipal court, paying a $100 fine plus $50 in court costs.
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