Ever since Senator Rand Paul was attacked in his own yard by a neighbor, there have been dozens of speculations on why it happened. The Senator was blindsided in a full body tackle and left seriously injured. There was a lot of pain and suffering that was related to the public in the news. As for the reason, until now, it has all be speculation. Now the court appearance and plea have revealed it all. Was the neighbor provoked? I have heard of Road Rage but never Yard Rage.
As Written and Reported By Cortney O’Brien for Townhall:
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was left with six broken ribs, including three displaced fractures, and months of intense pain that felt like 1,000 knives after his neighbor attacked him last year. The assailant, Dr. Rene Boucher, attacked Paul while he was mowing his lawn. The senator had just stepped off the lawn mower and was wearing silencing earmuffs and never saw or heard his neighbor coming.
Contrary to original rumors, Boucher’s attack on the senator was not about politics. He was upset about yard debris, according to new court documents. From the Associated Press:
It said the disagreement over yard debris dates back to September 2017, when Paul piled a 10-foot-wide (3-meter-wide) stack of limbs onto a spot near Boucher’s property. The pile sat until October, when Boucher picked it up and hauled it away in portable dumpsters.
“Even though this debris was not on Dr. Boucher’s property, he viewed it as unsightly — as it was placed directly in his line of sight from his patio and the back door of his house,” the court record said.
Two more piles of debris appeared in the same month, and Boucher burned the pile on Nov. 2. Boucher used gasoline and suffered second-degree burns that he needed treatment for, the memorandum said.
The next day, Paul used his lawnmower to blow leaves onto Boucher’s yard …..
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