I love this story: a handyman installed a water heater, didn't get paid by the landlord, then repossessed the heater. The son of a tenant beat up the handyman, forced him to perform additional work, then kidnapped him. After kidnapping the handyman, the kidnapper stopped for gas at a minimart and got into an argument with the cashier about a bag of trail mix. While they argued, the handyman escaped. And that's not even the weird part...
It's all here, in a hilarious column by Scott Herhold of the San Jose Mercury News.
Reminds me of a dispute I had over a recirculating pump for a water heater: The Bill (Part Two). I actually tried to kill a client by giving him a heart attack.
People, please pay your handymen. We get a little upset when we feel we're being stiffed.
Sometimes things just get out of control.