If Charles Gill and Ryan Knight are looking at five years for throwing a snowball at a snow plow, one can only imagine what they would get using a weapon like a snow blower — a difference akin to a single-shot .22 caliber hand gun and a Thompson machine gun. Steve Negri may soon learn the answer to that question: he is accused of blowing snow on a plow driver.
Negri says that the plow driver was irate when he accused Negri of blowing snow into the street. The men had words and both threatened to call the police. Negri says that the driver got out of the truck to deliver one last warning and was hit by snow – leading to a charge of assault on a borough employee.
Once again, I fail to see why such cases must be handled in the criminal justice system. It will certainly bring a new meaning to prosecuting someone for blow.
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