Man sentenced for stabbing neighbor with pitchfork over alleged meat theft

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Tyrone Gardner

LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a western Michigan man angry over the alleged theft of meat from his grill is going to jail for a year for stabbing a neighbor with a pitchfork.

The Ludington Daily News and The Muskegon Chronicle report 53-year-old Tyrone Gardner was sentenced Tuesday. He pleaded guilty in November to attempted assault with a dangerous weapon as a habitual offender.

Ludington police say Gardner had stepped away from his grill in March 2014, and returned to discover a missing piece of chicken. He suspected a neighbor of foul play and injured him with a four-pronged pitchfork.

Gardner says he didn’t intend to seriously hurt or kill the neighbor.

Gardner wasn’t arrested until October of last year. Police say he left Michigan and it took a while to find him.

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