Calvin Bakel Allegedly Scalps John Lennings With Tiki Torch

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Tiki torches are supposed to dress up your lawn, not mow down your neighbor.

Calvin Leroy Bakel, 30, is accused of using a tiki torch to attack his neighbor in an incident that left his neighbor, 57-year-old John Lennings partially scalped and with a partially severed ear, according to KJRH.

The alleged beating occurred Sunday evening, after Lennings was trying to keep Bakel's dog away from his grandchildren.

Then, neighbor Peggy Walls told KJRH, "This guy [Bakel] took one of our tiki torches up, which was iron, and started beating [Lennings] with it. And took off part of his ear and part of his scalp."

Witnesses told police that Bakel also used other items to strike Lennings, according to an arrest report obtained by Tulsa World.

The report notes that when police found Bakel, he had "with large quantities of blood on his pants, chest and face with no abrasions on himself."

Bakel was arrested around 6:30 p.m., according to Fox 23, and charged with assault and maiming.

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