A disagreement about work scheduling resulted in an employee-on-boss altercation that landed the boss in the hospital with 41 stitches and a neck brace. Police say that 51-year-old Lewis Paris, of Fraser, attacked his 51-year-old boss at a Ferndale job site on Aug. 1. The two men worked for Michigan Outdoor Services, a Webberville-based construction company that does sidewalk work for the city of Ferndale.
According to police, Paris approached his boss, who is a foreman, because he was mad about being on the schedule that day. An argument ensued and quickly turning into a pushing and shoving match. When his boss turned to walk away, Paris allegedly struck him in the head with a wooden cement rake. After his boss fell to the ground, Paris fled from the area.The incident occurred at East Chesterfield and Edgewood in Ferndale.
Paris’s boss wound up with 41 stitches and needed a neck brace. Paris was arraigned on felonious assault charges, which have a penalty of up to four years in prison, in Ferndale 43rd District Court on Oct. 5. He was scheduled to appear back in court on Oct. 14 for a pre-exam conference.