BRISTOL, Tenn. – A family feud played out as a chainsaw-wielding Tennessee father had to have his leg amputated after his son ran him over with a lawn mower, police said.
Police officers often deal with bizarre calls for service. You can be sure this one qualifies.
Officers were called to a home in Bristol, Tennessee, on June 28 and found Douglas Ferguson, 76, bleeding from his head and leg, according to a press release from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.
A preliminary investigation indicated that he tried to attack his son with a running chainsaw while his son mowed the yard, Fox News reported.
His son, who was not identified, ran over his father with the lawn mower as a way to defend himself, the press release stated.
Detectives said the father and son had an ongoing feud. Perhaps that is the understatement of the day?
Ferguson was charged with attempted second-degree murder and violating probation. It’s unclear whether he has a lawyer.
The Bristol Herald Courier reported that warrants for Ferguson’s arrest could not be served until Tuesday because of the severity of his injuries.
Ferguson was arrested and remains in jail on both charges. He has a bond amount of $25,000 on the second-degree murder charge.