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Edwin HeatherlyAKRON, OH – Edwin Heatherly, 71, has pleaded guilty to assault after he messed up his neighbor with a high-pressure washer last year.

According to the Summit County prosecutor, Heatherly was using his high pressure washer to clean off an outdoor grill last June. His neighbor of 33 years, 69-year-old Kenneth Grether, wasn’t real happy with this, as the grime from Heatherly’s grill was flying over a 5-foot high fence and landing on his house and in his garden.

Grether had some issues trying to get Heatherly’s attention because Grether is deaf and mute. So he simply sprayed his water hose through the fence that separated their property. Heatherly responded to this by spraying his power washer at Grether through the fence, and ended up cutting Grether’s hands, arms, chin, neck and the area behind his ear.

After Heatherly’s wife called police, officers arrived to find Grether bleeding profusely from his face, arms and hands. Heatherly would be arrested and charged with felonious assault with a weapon, while Grether would be left with scars, including a foot-long scar extending from his chin to his right ear, along with $40,000 in medical bills.

Heatherly ended up pleading guilty to assault, and had been sentenced to six months in jail and one year probation. He also has to pay Grether $43,000 in restitution and ordered to have no contact with him.

If you’re wondering why prosecutors considered the pressure washer a weapon, check out this picture that shows the damage Heatherly’s power washer did to Grether’s arm, or watch the following from last year that that shows the injuries Grether suffered.

I was using a power washer one summer a few years back to clean my deck, and accidentally angled the spray towards my foot. The water flayed a large chunk of skin off the top of my foot, and sent it flying through the air. I would find the skin a few days later, stuck to the side of my house.

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  • Sam

    The wrong way to do a Wet T-shirt exhibit.

  • Sam

    I laughed when i read about your flying toeflesh. Probably a bit too loudly. Sorry.

  • Sam

    Shoddy reporting, Morbid. Where’s the information on make and model of the washer? I have decking to clean, you know.

  • newstarshipsmell

    It would be ironic if he missed the entire summertime grillin’ season while in jail and then keeled over the following winter.

  • JohnQknowitall

    Ah… When rage-aholics meet there can no good…

    I live in a city with a huge deaf and hard of hearing population.Don’t fuck with them. They have (god forgive me for stereotyping) the poorest socialization skills – raging at the slightest instance. Both men acted like children, but one over-responded to the other man’s rage.

  • DaChosenJew

    What an idiot! So because he is deaf and mute the only logical response is to squirt him with a hose?! How about walking your deaf mute ass over and write it down on a piece of paper?!

  • OutOfBubbleGum

    “… $40,000 in medical bills.”

    In the pure hope of controlling medical expenses, do hospitals charge for cleaning power washer wounds?

  • lyssdexia

    Wow… I had no idea that pressure washers could be so dangerous. I am now adding them to my list of appropriate items to utilize in the rehabilitation of pedophiles! It can help them clean up their act and THEN we feed them to the wood chipper.

  • CT

    I have a power washer….

  • Andyman

    “…water flayed a large chunk of skin off the top of my foot, and sent it flying through the air.” – WTF Morbid? You pressure washing in your flip flops again? Those things are dangerous!

  • Barefoot, man. It was a painful lesson learned.

  • Andyman

    Ah, my second guess. I was trying to give you a little credit. 😉

  • Wolf_of_Mars

    Yeah, they’re great for making trespassers into more manageable pieces…

  • MyHovercraftIsFullofEels

    How big is your head if the chin to ear distance is 1 foot?

  • I am seriously sitting here, lol.

  • I have seen that too. Crazy rage, grunting, eyes popping… And stereotypes exist for a reason. Not everyone fits into them, but they are all valid. Like me saying most homosexual males are fairly fit, and take better care of themselves than hetero males. And lesbians are oftentimes pretty fat.

  • come_and_see

    Next time don’t fuck with somebody using a power washer.

  • Buffettgirl

    Going out to buy that pressure washer we’ve been talking about. Now that I know it’s weapon potential I’m all in!

  • techsupp0rt

    Lesson to the neighbor – next time, throw a rock instead of spraying a hose.

  • LeaveMeBe

    Poor guy. I bet he screamed his hands off.

  • JGo555

    Ohhh I could’ve lived without seeing the injuries.

  • disqus_S8zQf5ttfr

    Oh yea you can do really clean surgery this way