From WPXI News in Pittsburgh:
Roy Rubin, 62, is accused of trying to stab a neighbor at his home in Union Township with a power tool. Police said Rubin cut down his neighbor’s chain-link fence with a Sawzall.”
WPXI says Rubin then “allegedly punched his neighbor in the face and went after him with the power tool, according to police.” It seems the neighbor was able to unplug the saw.
As a Toolmonger, I can’t help but wonder how this fight might’ve started. I’ve certainly seen my share of neighborly disputes over fences. Hell, two of the most-damaging-to-calm-living words ever invented are “shared fence.”
I remember a guy living down the street from me in Orlando, Florida, back in the early ’90s getting a $5,600 bill from his neighbor who’d unilaterally decided hire out the job of building a 12′ board-on-board cedar beauty on their shared fence line. When said non-new-fence-desiring guy pointed out he didn’t have $5,600 (and wouldn’t have spent it on the fence if he did), nastiness ensued, starting with ugly words, escalating to legal action, and culminating in unhappy living ’till one of the two moved.
And I also wonder whether the tool was really a Milwaukee or a recip saw of other make. Seems it made short work of the fence.
(Thanks, ben matthews, for the great CC-licensed photo.)
Man Allegedly Threatens Neighbor With Power Tool [WPXI Pittsburgh]