A York County, Pa., man reportedly attempted to attack his father with an ax and slit his throat with a knife Sunday during an argument over how much pot pie he ate.
Kevin Blanch, 30, of Springettsbury Township, was charged with attempted homicide, simple assault, and two counts of aggravated assault. He was remanded to the York County prison on $75,000 bail, PennLive reported.
Blanch was found by police outside his home with blood on his hands, neck, chest, and ripped shirt. His father, Dennis, 61, told police his son attacked him with an ax. He suffered wounds to his chest and neck and a wrist, according to the story.
Kevin Blanch told police his father confronted him Sunday morning about an argument he had with his mother the night before about eating too much pot pie. His father asked to speak with him and blocked his path. Kevin Blanch said he then picked up his M48 Tomahawk throwing ax and tried to hit his father in the jugular vein, the site reported.
A struggle ensued and Kevin Blanch said that he tried to grab a knife from his belt but that his father grabbed it, according to the report. He said that he wanted to “neutralize the threat” and that he “wanted to kill” his father.