W.Pa. man charged in weed-whacker attack

June 27, 2008 4:36:05 AM PDT
A Westmoreland County man is accused of hitting his neighbor with a weed-whacker. Sixty-seven-year-old Gary Wright, of Southwest Greensburg, is charged with simple assault, recklessly endangerment and disorderly conduct.

Police say neighbor William Bell told Wright to get off his property on May 23 and Wright hit him in the arm with the tool. Bell's wife says the weed-whacker going full-speed and Bell put his hand up to stop it from hitting his face.

Police say Wright told them that he wasn't on Bell's property and that Bell had kicked and tried to grab the weed-whacker.

He's been ordered to stay away from the neighborhood until his Aug. 7 preliminary hearing and is living about 15 miles away. It's unclear if he has an attorney.