BRISTOL, Tennessee — That’s one hell of a family feud.
A Tennessee man who tried to attack his son with a chainsaw lost his leg when his son ran over the old man with a lawnmower while trying to defend himself.
Police say the bloody encounter was the result of a long-standing family fight, and now 76-year-old Douglas Ferguson faces attempted murder charges for attacking his son.
The Sullivan County Sheriff’s office said the episode unfolded on June 28 in the town of Bristol, when Ferguson tried to attack his son with a chainsaw as he was mowing his lawn, the Bristol Herald Courier reported.
But the son, whose name was not publicly released, fought back by running his father over with the riding lawn mower. When cops arrived, they say they found Ferguson bleeding from his leg and head.
His leg was later amputated.
Cops were unable to charged Ferguson for months due to the severity of his injuries. He was also charged with violating probation and is being held on $25,000 bond.