Father attacked his son with chainsaw before son ran him over with lawn mower, police say
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Yup, that about says it all. In Bristol, TN a 76 year old man attacked his own son with a chain saw, and according to the article, his son (the victim) ran him over with a lawn mower. I know what your thinking: “A lawn mower? Even a seventy-six year old man can out run a lawn mower,”
Not if it’s a zero turn, and it was. Think of the agility needed by the old man to get away from that thing. The funniest part is that even though the old man lost his leg, he still got charged. According to the article the authorities had to wait several weeks until the subject (the guy who got run over with a lawn mower) could be arrested for Attempted Murder.
I know this is just the cop in me coming out but imagine what the responding officers thought when they got there. First off, how did the call go out?
Dispatch: Contol-313 (that’s my old call sign)
313: Go ahead Control.
Dispatch: Respond to 123 What the Crap Lane. Reported disturbance, possible assault.
A blanket disturbance call is always one that will make your hair stand up. You don’t know what your heading into. You wading into a riot or will you show up to find a couple dude in wheelchairs throwing dentures at each other.
313: Any further details Control
Dispatch: pause, pause, muffled giggle, 313 be advised it appears one party was armed with a chain saw, one other party was armed with a lawn mower. Injuries reported, EMS is enroute.
313: Control did you say a chain saw and a lawn mower?
Dispatch: Affirmative 313, it was a zero turn
The quotes from the article are the best part:
“He was mowing around some bushes or trees and the father comes out with this chainsaw running at him,” said Lt. Andy Seabolt of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.
First thought: Was he wearing a Leatherface mask? It’s almost Halloween and wouldn’t that suck if the whole thing was a giant misunderstanding.
“So he turns to actually try to get away from him, turns around and the father is still coming at him with the chainsaw. So he hits him with the mower. And that’s when everything stopped.”
It wasn’t a misunderstanding.
When they say everything stopped did they mean the engine? Like did the blades get tangled up in a pant leg or something?
This incident left me with so many questions.