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​Bad paint job, in one man's opinion, leads to slashing, cops say

David Konze

Salem Police

SALEM, N.H. -- A New Hampshire man is accused of slashing another man over a bad house-painting job -- or at least, the alleged assailant thought it was bad.

Salem police responded to a home just before 11 p.m. on Saturday for a reported burglary and assault, CBS Boston reported.

Police say 38-year-old David R. Konze, of Greenland, N.H., had entered the victim's house through an unlocked door.

"It was a wild scene from what we understand," Lt. Rob Morin told the station. "It was a violent altercation in the kitchen."

Konze allegedly used a knife he brought with him to slash a 6-inch laceration in the victim's abdomen, according to police. Still, the wound is not believed to be life-threatening.

Police say Konze fled into the woods, where police were able to arrest him and locate a small sheath knife hanging from a branch, according to CBS Boston.

Konze is charged with burglary, first-degree assault, criminal threatening and falsifying physical evidence, and was jailed.

"As a result of the investigation officers learned the suspect and victim knew each other and were arguing over a painting job the victim had been hired to complete," Salem police said.