[Ed. – Refusing his severance pay would probably have sufficed.]
A man has been arrested for allegedly striking an employee with a steel pipe during an argument.
According to the criminal complaint, the incident happened at a home on Evergreen Terrace in Uniontown on July 3.
When police arrived at the scene, both parties involved in the altercation had already been separated.
“Two guys that got at each other’s throats for working together for the whole day… end of the day and [an] argument ensued,” said Lt. Tom Kolencik, of Uniontown Police.
Officers spoke with the suspect, 49-year-old Dean Neiderhiser, who said he and his crew had been working at the residence when a verbal altercation with the victim, 45-year-old Leno Evangelista – an employee of D&D Maintenance, started.
Neiderhiser told police he struck the victim with his hands. However, Evangelista told police a very different story.
During the argument, the victim informed Neiderhiser that he was going to quit after the job they were working on was completed.
In the criminal complaint, according to neighbors, Neiderhiser, the owner of the company, grabbed a shower curtain rod out of his truck and started whacking Evangelista.