Woman tells what lead to a fight over a Vienna sausage that turned physical
Andrea Smith has had enough with one of her neighbors.
"He was going to yank the chair up from under me," Andrea Smith, a neighbor, said.
She said she and Donald Trayler had an on-going beef for years.
This time, the beef was real.
The Union Parish Sheriff's office said they were told she asked Traylor for a Vienna Sausage when they were hanging out in her yard.
When he wouldn't give her one, they said she flipped her lid.
"I'm a lady, but sometimes I get upset, and before I knew it, I backhanded him," Smith said.
It almost knocked Traylor out of his electric wheelchair.
Deputies said Traylor pulled out a knife, and he told them she fell on it and that's how she got cut.
But Smith said that's not how it went down.
"Oh, no honey. He raised up out of that chair and sliced me. Uh, uh, I didn't fall on no knife. He did that," Smith said.
Frankly, she said she wasn't mad about the sausage at all.
She was upset because he refused to leave her yard after he was messing with her property.
"He didn't have no business over here. I asked him to leave; he should have left. And, he didn't leave," Smith said.
Neighbors said they come out to hang out on her yard on a regular basis, but never did they think things would get physical.
Smith said it's not the first time.
"That man hit me with a nail and a board, right there (pointing to nose)," Smith said.
Neighbors who hang out at this yard said it's normal to hear these two arguing but wish no one would get hurt when these two get on a roll.
"I'm pretty sure that could have been prevented," Harry Wayne, a neighbor, said.
Traylor was arrested after she called law enforcement. She said she hopes this squashes the beef once and for all.
Traylor is charged with aggravated second-degree battery.
No word on if Smith would be held accountable for admitting to hitting him first.