Cigarette butts. Photo courtesy of © Can Stock Photo / paktaotik

Man Assaulted Over Discarded Cigarette Butts

A 57-year-old St. Thomas man is facing charges after another man was assaulted in a dispute over discarded cigarette butts.

St. Thomas police say the dispute between two neighbours on Balaclava St. began around 1:30pm on Wednesday as a verbal argument but quickly turned physical. A 39-year-old man was assaulted. He suffered minor injuries but did not require medical attention.

The investigation by police determined the fight was over cigarette butts that had been tossed on a man’s lawn by his neighbour.

An unidentified 57-year-old man is charged with assault.