An argument over dog faeces ended in the tragic death of the owner, reported Berita Harian.
In the 1.33am incident on Thursday, dog owner Shee Hun Kong, 68, was found dead, with his dog sitting beside him in Taman Pekan Baru, Parit Buntar, Kedah.
Kerian OCPD Supt Omar Bakhtiar Yaacob said initial investigations and a statement from Shee's wife revealed the victim was involved in a fight with a 52-year-old neighbour at about 12.30am.
He said the man became angry after Shee's dog pooped in front of his house and the two had an argument.
"The victim then fell in front of the house and his body was discovered by another resident," added Supt Omar.
He said Shee's body was taken to the Parit Buntar hospital and the post-mortem revealed his death was due to congestive heart failure.
Shee also had a wound on his head and left knee, believed to be from the fall, he added.
Supt Omar said the man involved in the argument had been remanded for four days starting Thursday.
Shee's wife Tan Poh Suan, 52, said he often took his dog for a walk at night, adding that Shee suffered from heart problems and hypertension.