A city man was arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly grabbing his neighbor's throat in a dispute over leaves blowing onto his yard.
Laszlo Kadar, who lives at 21 Richmond Hill Rd., told police he has a problem every year with the woman across the street because she doesn’t clean up her leaves and they end up in his yard, said police spokesman Lt. Praveen John.
Based on officers' reports, John said the incident began when Kadar’s neighbor came home and her landscaper told her the man across the street had used a blower to push the leaves in his yard across the road and onto her property.
John said the woman then got her leaf blower and began pushing the leaves back toward Kadar’s yard.
Kadar came outside and began screaming obscenities at the woman, John said. Kadar then approached her and put his hands around her throat, he said.
The woman called police and officers interviewed her and Kadar.
John said the woman told officers she can’t control the wind to keep her leaves from blowing across the street. He said she showed them an abrasion on her upper chest she said was caused by Kadar grabbing her, and said her neck hurt.
Kadar said he may have made contact with the woman while he was attempting to grab her leaf blower, John said.
John said the 48-year-old woman’s landscaper told officers he saw Kadar hold her throat. She did not require medical attention.
Kadar, 69, was given a summons for third-degree strangulation and second-degree breach of peace. He was given a court date of Dec. 27.