Brookline Police report arresting a lawn-care worker on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (weed whacker):
The victim stated that while working on 12/2 at a residence on Allandale Rd. a coworker came towards him with a weed whacker. The victim stated that the weed whacker was running and his coworker thrust it towards his face striking him once before the victim knocked it away. The victim reported that the suspect then swung the weed whacker around and hit the victim on the other side of his face with the engine. At this time, a third party stepped in to subdue the suspect.