Man accused in mud attack on neighbor

Kenneth Klugh became upset about overwatering, Volusia deputies say

Published On: Mar 19 2013 06:52:31 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 19 2013 09:42:16 AM EDT
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. -

A 30-year-old Volusia County man was arrested on suspicion of throwing mud at his neighbor because she overwatered her lawn, causing water to pool in his yard and driveway.

Kenneth Klugh faces charges of battery on a person over the age of 65 in the attack, which occurred Sunday near Ormond Beach.

According to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, Klugh began arguing with his neighbor before scooping up some mud with a shovel and throwing it at her vehicle.  He then threw a scoop of mud at her, striking her with it, deputies said.

"He threw dirt and some of it went -- I've got glasses on -- but I've got some in my eye.  I've got to go wash it out," the woman said.  "My car is literally -- on the side of it, the deputy will see when he comes here -- plastered with dirt and rocks."

Klugh is also accused of breaking the woman's back window with a rock.

The woman was not seriously injured.