Peter Fingeroff, 43, of Bridgeport was overheard boasting about his chainsaw skills at Loony's Bar and Grill early yesterday morning, prompting a call to the local authorities. Patrons at Loony's told OFF THE WALL NEWS that Fingeroff was about "three sheets to the wind" when he left to cut timber.
An hour later Bridgeport County Sheriff Bul Dozer, caught up to Fingeroff south of town where he was just getting ready to start his chainsaw.
|Sheriff's photo of Fingeroff starting his chainsaw|
Sheriff Dozer stopped Fingeroff and charged him with the following violations:
Not wearing safety glasses.
Not wearing ear plugs.
Not wearing safety gloves.
Not wearing a safety helmet.
All punishable by a $50. fine.
The Sheriff said he also wanted to charge Fingeroff with improper positioning of the chainsaw while trying to start it, but there is no law against holding a chainsaw between your legs. Fingeroff was booked into the county jail and said he plans to appeal the fines.