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Tenant allegedly attacked over cleanliness

April 2, 2013 at 2:45 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, April 2 (UPI) -- An Indiana man was allegedly attacked by his landlord's son during an argument about the home's state of cleanliness, police said.

Indianapolis police said Paul Perry, 50, told officers he arrived home Monday to find a man cooking a meal in his kitchen, The Indianapolis Star reported Tuesday.

Perry said he recognized the man as his landlord's 30-year-old son, whose name was not released.

"They began arguing verbally," the police report said. "[The landlord's son told] Mr. Perry that he was lazy and had not kept the house clean."

Perry said the other man threatened him before retrieving a tire iron from his car and striking Perry on his left bicep, elbow and thumb.

Perry was treated for his injuries.

Police are investigating the incident, the report said.

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