Charges, bruises at Mich. lottery winner's house

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A dispute over grass clippings at the home of a Michigan lottery winner has led to injuries and criminal charges.

Police say Victor Bartola of Lincoln Park was beaten up after moving Amanda Clayton's grass clippings off his driveway and onto her property Sunday.

Lt. John Martin tells The Detroit News that three people returned with a knife, baseball bat and pellet gun. They've been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

Clayton was not charged. She recently made headlines when she pleaded no contest to welfare fraud. Clayton had won a $735,000 lottery prize but was still collecting food stamps and medical aid.

Video by WJBK-TV shows Clayton with facial injuries. Her lawyer, John Dakmak, says Clayton didn't solicit anyone to attack her neighbor.

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