Normally, if you hear of a father going after a son with a chainsaw only to be run over by said son with a lawnmower, you would think the news would have to be coming from either Florida or Ohio.
In this case, you would be wrong.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A Tennessee man lost one of his legs after his son, trying to fend off the 76-year-old’s chainsaw attack, drove over the older man with a lawn mower, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident happened June 28, but, because of the severity of the injury, authorities weren’t able to serve the arrest warrant until Tuesday.
Officials say Ferguson’s son was mowing the front lawn when his father went after him with the chainsaw.
“The son defended himself against the attack by running over the suspect with the lawn mower,” according to an SCSO press release obtained by the Kingsport Times-News. “The injuries that the suspect (Ferguson) sustained were as a result of the lawn mower striking and running over him.”
Ferguson, who was found bleeding from his leg and head, was taken to the hospital where doctors amputated his leg.
Investigators with the sheriff’s office said the two men have a long-running feud.
Ferguson was jailed on the attempted murder charge and for violating parole related to a previous aggravated assault, according to the Times-News. Bond was set at $25,000 for the attempted murder charge.
Not only did this 76-year-old lose a leg in this whole ordeal, he’s also getting charged with attempted murder!
Can I ask the question that no one else seems to be asking? What in the HELL did his son do to piss him off?