Skip to comments.Chainsaw and Samurai Sword Used in Neighbours' Clash Over Loud Music
Posted on 05/02/2012 8:16:21 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A neighbourhood dispute over loud music and erratic driving has escalated into a bloody brawl in which a chainsaw partially severed a man's arm.
Doctors are attempting to reattach the arm of Mark Jorgensen, 29, after the altercation in in Fenton Close, Minto, last night.
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Another man, Troy Thornton, 26, lost a finger in the dispute. His sister, Nicole Thornton, claimed he was attacked with a samurai sword.
Mr Thornton, a father of two, lives in Queensland but was in Sydney to attend the funeral of his sister's partner, Peter Reinhardt, who drowned when his boat overturned on the Nepean River in March.
As Ms Thornton kept a waterside vigil with her newborn baby, the couple's Londonderry home was robbed. Thieves took jewellery, cash and a gun.
The Thorntons' mother, Wendy Halls, said it had been a traumatic few months for the family.
The problems began just after 5.30pm yesterday when the Jorgensen household complained about Ms Halls playing loud music.
The Thorntons claim that someone from the Jorgensen household then drove in a dangerous and threatening manner towards them.
Police were called and the two families were told to return to their homes.
But tensions escalated again just before 9.20pm, resulting in the chainsaw being produced.
Ms Thornton claimed members of the Jorgensen household tried to invade their family's home.
"Basically we ended up all in a brawl," she said. "The guys from next door. By then there was 20 of them with bats, swords and poles.
"It was me, my mum and my sister taking on guys, so my brother has gone and got the chainsaw."
Ms Thornton said her brother was attacked with the sword before he got involved in a wrestle with the chainsaw. She denied he went after anyone with it.
Next on Jerry Springer ping!
Gee! it’s a good thing guns are restricted!
The # form of Homicide in the UK now, is “putting the boot in”
And for the record, My Chainsaw takes 20 min to start.
Damn you Ethanol!
MacCloud Family Reunion?
There can be only one....
Those crazy Aussies!
Was there any drinking involved — I wonder?
Clearly the UK now needs to ban and seize all chainsaws.
Gee? Ya think?
It was obviously a long running feud.
Although its a UK paper and, I did mention UK, this is an Aussie Row.
And in this corner...
I had to look it up to find out what a ‘tinny’ is.
Never wrestle with a chain saw.
It’s an odd colloquialism.
Chainsaw? The movie Scarface comes to life?
Best I can figure is it’s a small boat with an outboard.
It TX we’d call it a bass boat.
Yeah a 14 foot aluminum bass boat with a 25 HP outboard! LOL
Australian for “neighborly disagreement”.
Dimple rock rapid did me one at low water in a good raft.
You get tangled in trees and your done.
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