A man was shot at his Cleveland home Saturday during a dispute over a $10 yard work debt, police say. Cleveland.com reported:
A Cleveland man who failed to pay $10 for yard work was shot Saturday after two men tried to collect on the debt, police say.
The 38-year-old victim suffered a gunshot wound to his hip and a possible leg fracture in the shooting that happened at his home on East 71st Street near Harvard Avenue in the South Broadway neighborhood.
The man told police that he agreed to pay $20 to two men who cut his grass on Thursday. He only had $10 at the time, so he told the pair to return on Saturday for the rest of their payment, according to a Cleveland police report.
The duo returned to the house around 5:30 p.m. Saturday with a third man. They pounded and pulled on the man’s screen door until he came downstairs and found the door damaged, the report says.
He told the men he would no longer pay them because he’d have to spend money to fix the door, the report says.
The third man told the pair to pull out their gun, the report says. One of the yard workers flashed a semi-automatic pistol and fired a single round as the victim tried to close his door, the report says.
The bullet went through the door and hit him in the hip. Paramedics found him injured on a staircase and took him to MetroHealth for treatment, the report says.