Noisy leaf blower leads to hatchet attack, jail time for transient.
A homeless man who was angry over a noisy leaf blower and swung a hatchet at the head of a maintenance worker in downtown Portland was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in jail and drug treatment.
Investigators say Shrader had been sleeping outside a 7-Eleven convenience store at Southwest Fourth and Taylor Street when Kenneth Holland, a maintenance worker for Standard Insurance, began blowing debris from the sidewalk nearby at about 7:45 a.m. that day. Shrader woke up and began yelling at Holland before swinging the hatchet, hitting the side of the worker’s head where he was wearing safety goggles.
“I wish that this hadn’t happened,” Shrader told the judge. “I don’t understand what clicked in my brain, but I apologize to the court for wasting time and to the victim.”
Don’t worry, dude, your unwillingness to work will soon pay off in the form of the “dumbocratic socialeeches.”
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