March 27, 2015
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man faces up to 37 years in
prison now that he's been convicted of tearing open a neighbor's
door with a chain saw in a fit of anger over parking.
Authorities said 34-year-old Robert Kane began sawing through
the front door of Jamie Zaleski's apartment in Scranton last March
while Zaleski and several friends ran out the back.
Kane was angry because a friend of Zaleski's parked in front of
his house. Police say Zaleski heard a knock at the door, asked who
it was, and Kane responded, "Your worst (expletive) nightmare.
Open the door or I'll cut it down."
He then cut a gash in the door with a chain saw, authorities
The defense said Zaleski never actually saw Kane wielding the
saw. But a witness testified that Kane bragged about the incident,
and the jury convicted Kane on Tuesday of attempted burglary,
terroristic threats and other charges. A sentencing date wasn't