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N.H. men charged in fight over snow plowing

Pelham Police Department

Issam Mousa and Eric Chojnacki were arrested after an altercation involving an ax. Police say the fight broke out over snow shoveling Wednesday afternoon.

By Laney Ruckstuhl Globe Correspondent 

A New Hampshire man took an ax to his neighbor’s truck after the man allegedly plowed snow into his yard Wednesday, according to Pelham police.

Eric Chojnacki and Issam Mousa then got into a fight and were arrested, police said in a press release Thursday.

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Police responded to Ballard Road around 4:15 p.m. for a report of a man attacking a vehicle with an ax, the release stated.

After speaking with the men, police determined that Chojnacki “started to strike the driver’s side window of Mr. Mousa’s truck in a threatening manner,” police wrote.

Chojnacki, 57, was charged with a felony-level criminal threat with a deadly weapon. He was released on $2,500 bail, and is due to be arraigned Feb. 22 at Hillsborough County Superior Court in Nashua.

Mousa, 54, was charged with simple assault and released on a summons. He will be arraigned March 5, according to the release.


Laney Ruckstuhl can be reached at laney.ruckstuhl@globe.com
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