Elderly man stabs gardener for dropping cut grass on his truckBy Mason White 10:08 AM July 8, 2015
By: Wayne Morin
An elderly man was arrested, charged and convicted of assault after stabbing a gardener for dropping some cut grass on his truck, prosecutors in Ohio said.
71-year-old John Fenwick of Akron, was convicted of assault for stabbing the 19-year-old unidentified landscaper.
He faces up to eight years in prison.
According to the police investigation, the gardener was mowing a lawn on Oxford Avenue, where Fenwick rents an apartment.
Fenwick became upset when he saw cut grass on his truck and pushed the teen. In response, the teen pushed him back. After cutting a little more grass, the teen decided to leave because of the altercation.
As the gardener got into the driver’s seat of his truck, Fenwick approached him and stabbed him in the left shoulder with a small knife.
The man got out of his truck and punched Fenwick several times. The teen’s co-worker held down Fenwick until police arrived.