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Cops: Man threatens worker with gun because of mice in apartment

Boston police said a man threatened a worker with a gun because he had mice in his Dorchester apartment.

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A Dorchester man upset about mice in his apartment decided that allegedly threatening a worker with a gun was a good way to get rid of them.

Police said that officers were called to Waldeck Street in Dorchester at about 11:15 a.m. on Monday for a report of a man with a gun.

The victim told officers he was doing work in a backyard when a man he knew approached him and complained about mice in his apartment.

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The worker told the man that he would call an exterminator and asked him to calm down.

That's when the man allegedly yelled "I'll get you" and pulled out a gun before fleeing on foot into an apartment.

Officers spoke to witnesses who said they heard the men arguing and the man pull out a gun.

Police were able to track down Anthony Boston, 57, and charged him with assault by means of a dangerous weapon.

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