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Neighbor trying to do good deed is assaulted instead

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From his vantage point across the street, Fred Verdone saw his neighbor, Larry Myers, start blowing the snow right back at Will, who kept trying to clear it away. From his vantage point across the street, Fred Verdone saw his neighbor, Larry Myers, start blowing the snow right back at Will, who kept trying to clear it away.
EASTLAKE, Ohio -

We haven't had a ton of snow this year in the Inland Northwest, so it might be easy to forget what a pain shoveling the stuff can be. It can be even more frustrating when your neighbor decides to blow it back where you shoveled it from and assault you in the process. 


A 69-year-old Ohio man is facing an assault charge after police say he shoved the face and neck of a man just trying to do a good deed for his neighbor. After a snow storm in Eastlake, Will Immke volunteered to clear the driveway and sidewalk for a neighbor who couldn't do it herself. But when Immke and his snow clearing efforts neared the next door neighbor's house, that's when things took a turn for the worse. 


69-year-old Larry Myers demanded Immke stop shoveling the sidewalk, saying that walkers could use the street. Myers also stated that the sidewalk was his property. Immke continued to clear the sidewalk, so Myers came back with a snow blower, and intentionally blew the snow back onto the area Immke had just cleared. When confronted, police say Myers grabbed Immke by the neck and shoved his face. 


A short time later after the confrontation, Myers went back out and built a wall of snow and ice on the sidewalk, making it impossible for walkers to use. 


Myers now faces an assault charge. Facebook comments on the Eastlake Police Department's page say Myers is known to be a problem in the neighborhood.  


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