Raymond Mazzarella had obviously had enough of his neighbor’s tree. He believed it was ruining his car with all of the sap that kept dripping on it, so he took matters into his own hands.
In that mindset, he grabbed his chainsaw and got to work. Clearly he didn’t think things through when sawing his way through the 36-inch wide trunk though, because the tree fell right into his apartment! It caused such damage that authorities have condemned the building and several other families were forced to leave.
One of his neighbors, Rick Woods, was in his apartment when Mazzarella was cutting down the tree. “I thought a tractor trailer lost his brakes and ran into something, not realizing it was the apartment building!” he said.
Mazzarella, the tree hacker, was taken to the local hospital, but when he was released, he went back to the condemned apartment building. A neighbor saw him and confronted him, but Mazzarella apparently still needed to get his anger out, so he punched the neighbor, who then pulled out a stun gun to protect himself. Not to be outdone, Mazzarella started hitting the neighbor with a baseball bat. All because a little sap…
Mazzarella was arrested and charged with assault and harassment and is now locked up on $10,000 bail.
Original article: Angry Man Cuts Down Neighbor’s Tree, Falls Into His Apartment
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