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Man stabs his neighbor with pitchfork because he stole piece of grilled chicken

By Mason White 3:34 PM January 12, 2016
Tyrone Gardner 

By: Wayne Morin
A man was arrested on a charge of attempted assault after stabbing his neighbor with a pitchfork because he stole a piece of grilled chicken, police in Michigan said.

Now, 53-year-old Tyrone Gardner of Ludington, has been sentenced to serve one year in prison after pleading guilty to attempted assault with a dangerous weapon as a habitual offender.

According to the police investigation, Gardner was grilling chicken outside his home in the 400 block of East Foster Street, before stepping away for a few minutes.

When he returned, a piece of chicken was missing. He went to a nearby house and confronted the person who took the chicken.

When the person came to the door, Gardner stabbed him in the leg with a four-pronged pitchfork with a wooden handle.

In exchange for his guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to drop charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and firearm possession by a felon.

He could have faced a maximum sentence of life in prison.