Draper dog groomer allegedly pulls gun on couple late to pick up pet

Lisa Vickie Hull. Photo Courtesy: Salt Lake County

DRAPER, Utah, April 22, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A Draper dog groomer was arrested Friday after allegedly pulling a gun on a man and woman who were late to pick up their pet.

A probable cause statement from the Third District Court of Salt Lake County said Lisa Vickie Hull, 56, is facing charges of aggravated assault, a third-degree felony; possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, a third-degree felony; threat/use of a dangerous weapon in a fight, a class A misdemeanor; possession or use of a controlled substance, a class B misdemeanor; and use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor.

The two victims, a male and a female, contacted police Friday and said that the owner of Absolute Best Grooming, at 656 E. 11400 South, later identified as Hull, was upset due to the man picking up his dog after the business’s closing time, which is 6 p.m.

“The man stated Lisa yelled at him to leave the business and pulled out a handgun from a holster, which Lisa retrieved from the back area of the business, and pointed it at him,” the statement said.

“He described the handgun as a .357 with a possible 8-inch barrel. He stated he walked outside the business and Lisa pointed the handgun at him again, after he left the business.”

The woman also stated she saw Hull point a handgun at the man outside the business.

Hull’s employee also said the man was respectful and apologized for being late to pick up his dog.

“(The employee) stated Lisa was agitated and went into the back of the business and pulled out a handgun from a holster, and waved it around telling the man to leave the business,” the statement said.

The employee told officials that Hull told her that if the police came she was going to give the police the .22 caliber handgun she had in her purse, not the handgun she pulled out on the man. The employee also told officials that she has seen Hull smoke marijuana in the back room of the business.

“Lisa stated, prior to being detained, she was upset due to the man picking up his dog several hours late,” the statement said. “Lisa stated the man was yelling at her and calling her names. Lisa stated she went to the back of the business and retrieved her ‘pistol.’ Lisa stated she took the pistol out of the holster and tapped it on the counter, so the man knew the weapon was real, while she told him to leave the business.”

Hull was taken into custody and produced a .22 caliber black revolver with a white handle from inside her purse.

A search warrant for the business was obtained, and K-9 Judge was deployed inside. K-9 Judge indicated to the odor of a controlled substance on a plastic coffee container sitting on a shelf next to a couch, the statement said.

Officers located a green leafy substance, identified as marijuana, in the coffee container. Officers also found a .45 caliber black and silver revolver inside a box on a shelf in the grooming room.

Hull was transported to Salt Lake County Jail with her bail set at $7,500.


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