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Police seek woman after shoveling dispute

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police are looking for a woman accused of hitting her roommate with a shovel after a dispute over clearing their driveway of snow.

The Des Moines Register reports the assault happened Wednesday evening after a woman drove over snow in her driveway.

Police say the 55-year-old woman was sitting in her living room when her 46-year-old roommate hit her four times in the head and shoulder with a shovel. After the woman fell to the floor, the suspect beat the roommate with her fists and then tried to drag her outside and demand she shovel the driveway.

The victim got away and drove to a hospital, where she was treated for a shoulder fracture.

A warrant was issued for the woman, who wasn’t identified in police reports.



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