An Indy man has been charged after police claim he did his own pest control in a non-legal manner.

Indanapolis Metropolitan Police
Indanapolis Metropolitan Police

Court documents show police were called to West 10th Street near the city's west side around 3:15pm on June 6th, to reports of shots fired.

A property owner on scene, Richard Arias, that resident 22-year-old Frankie Rosa was firing a gun outside of their house.

Officers say they witnessed Rosa, squatting down in the front yard of his own home in the front yard. They gave him some commands and took him into custody.

Rosa told officers that he was outside shooting his gun because he had caught a mouse in a mouse trap. He brought the mouse and trap outside and fired one shot, that's all.


When asked where he was standing when he fired the gun, Rosa pointed in the direction of the home, and told officers that his gun was inside his bedroom, under his pillow.

Court documents show that officers spoke with Arias who stated he and his 8-year-old son were in front of Rosa when he fired one shot at the trap facing toward them. He grabbed up his son and called 911 after the shots were fired.

Another neighbor said he was standing with Arias when the shot was fired.

Investigation reports show Arias telling officers that Rosa hid the shell casing in his pocket, but officers initially weren't able to locate the shell casing. Rosa wouldn't give them permission to search his person.

Rosa said he had told his landlord about the mouse situation at his home but got no help from him with it. So, he bought sticky traps and had two mice stuck in the trap.

Arias was outside with Rosa when he told him to just “wait and the mice would die.” Rosa then responded stating, “you don’t have to wait," pulled out his gun, and shot the mice.

Gun pointed isolated on white bakcground
Boris Katsman

Officers obtained a warrant to get Rosa's gun. They found a spent 9mm casing, a black 9mm Taurus G2C, and magazine in a bag in the corner of his room. A locked safe was laying underneath of an entertainment center, so officers located the key.

Inside the safe, they found the receipt for the gun, a small scale, pill bottle with Alprazolam, four Clonazepam pills, three Alprazolam pills, Xanax pills and Oxycodone Hydrochloride.

Officers also found three baggies with a leafy green substance they believe to be marijuana in the bedroom.


According to the report, Rosa was arrested and charged with criminal recklessness, a felony, possession of a controlled substance, possession of narcotics, and dealing a controlled substance.

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