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Man tries to attack family with chainsaw and Weedeater

By Cleon Wall  |  Posted Aug 7th, 2008 @ 7:49am



 

If at first you don't succeed try, try again. That's usually a positive piece of advice, but it's something a Salt Lake man should have avoided after an argument.

Last Saturday, Robert Craft was a little ticked off and slapped his 11-year-old daughter.

"It appears that there was an adult son who was present, who tried to step in and intervene in the situation," said Deputy District Attorney Alicia Cook.

Cook says that made Craft angrier, so he pulled out a chainsaw. But he couldn't get it started, so he tossed it and tried starting a weed eater.

No luck there. He even tried hitting his wife with his car, but she got out of the way. Craft now faces felony assault charges and assault in front of a minor.

E-mail: cwall@ksl.com

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