A 71-year-old Vermont man is facing charges after allegedly trying to run down a neighbor with his motorized wheelchair. Gordon Kiefer of St. Johnsbury pleaded not guilty last week to a misdemeanor charge of violating an abuse prevention order. The Caledonian-Record said Barbara Elzohairy, 70, told police that Kiefer came at her one afternoon last month while she was looking in a shoe store window on a downtown sidewalk. She said she jumped into a doorway to avoid being hit. Elzohairy lives in the same downtown apartment building as Kiefer and has had a prevention from abuse order against him since June. She said this was the second time Kiefer had tried to hurt her with his wheelchair.
St. Johnsbury, Vt.
Man, 71, charged in wheelchair skirmish
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