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Police: Man threatens Pa. snow plow driver with gun to face

Self-employed snow plow driver John Abraham uses his finger to demonstrate how a man allegedly pointed a gun in his face in a dispute over snow removal in Union Township, Pa. CBS Pittsburgh

UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. - As if you needed more proof this winter's snow piles have pushed some people over the edge...

A western Pennsylvania man is accused of putting a gun to a snow plow driver’s head after he'd pushed some snow into the man's yard, according to CBS Pittsburgh.

 


The police report says
64-year-old Richard Eckert of Lawrence County was arrested, arraigned on several charges and released on $10,000 bond.

The incident happened Monday in Union Township.

Police say Eckert became angry when the self-employed driver, John Abraham, accidentally pushed some snow into his yard while cleaning a neighbor’s driveway.

Eckert is accused of taking a .22-caliber pistol out of his coat, and pressing it against Abraham’s cheek, telling him to remove the snow.

“He said, ‘what the (expletive) are you doing?’” Abraham told CBS Pittsburgh. “And I said, ‘what do you mean?’ He said, ‘you’re going to get a shovel and you’re shoveling that snow out of my yard and putting it back in the street.’”

Abraham says Eckert grabbed his arm and tried to pull him out of his truck and when he refused to get out, that's when Eckert put the gun in his face.

Police said he does not have a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon.

Neither man was injured in the incident.

CBS Pittsburgh say Eckert has been charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, disorderly conduct, and recklessly endangering another person.

Enough winter, no?



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