Police: Ohio man’s finger nearly severed in snow shovel attack

State News

CINCINNATI, Ohio (WCMH) — A man nearly lost his finger during a dispute over shoveling snow in a Cincinnati neighborhood, according to police.

It happened January 13 along Victoria Avenue in the Hyde Park neighborhood.

According to Cincinnati police, the victim was shoveling driveways and was approached by two other people who were also shoveling snow. The suspects accused the victim of taking their jobs.

Police said one suspect sucker punched the victim and hit him in the head with a shovel. The victim put his hand up in self-defense and was struck in the hand. Police said his ring finger was nearly severed.

The suspects were last seen leaving the area in a red 2000-2004 Toyota Camry.

Police described the first suspect as a white male in his 30s, standing 6’2″ and weighing around 200 pounds. He was wearing a green long sleeve shirt.

The second suspect was described as a thin white male standing around 5’8″. He was wearing a red jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cincinnati police at 614-679-4400.

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