Worker clearing snow finishes job after shooting

A worker who was shot at while clearing snow at a Michigan apartment complex didn't let the attack prevent him from getting his job done.
AP Wire
Feb 20, 2014

Ben Clink said he pleaded with the man not to shoot again after a bullet shattered the corner of a windshield of a front-end loader. Clink was using the vehicle to clear snow Tuesday at Valley Ranch apartments in Pittsfield Township, near Ann Arbor.

"I was just saying 'Please don't shoot me, please don't shoot me. I'll move the snow, please don't shoot me,'" Clink recalled.

Clink wasn't injured and called 911. Police responded and the 39-year-old suspect was taken into custody.

Bevan L. Wilson of Pittsfield Township was arraigned by video link from the Washtenaw County jail Wednesday on attempted murder and firearms charges. Magistrate Elisha Fink ordered Wilson jailed on a $45,000 bond. A lawyer will be assigned to Wilson before his next court appearance.

Fink scheduled a probable cause hearing for March 4.

"I was the one who called," said Wilson in an apparent reference to telephoning police. "I am the victim. I can assure you I'm not a flight risk or a danger to the public."

Police said Wilson was upset after Clink pushed snow near a parked vehicle. Clink said he had planned to move the pile of snow, but the man shot first.

"I guess that wasn't fast enough for him," Clink said of his snow-clearing efforts.

Clink, whose father owns of Clink's Landscaping, was part of a several-person crew working Tuesday to clear about 4 inches of fresh snow. He remained after the shooting to finish the job.



I like to keep it gangster...but shooting at a guy who is clearing snow for free I may add//the retard with a case of trigger finger is straight'm debating downsizing to an apartment to have such services as snow removal included so I don't have to do it and can spend more time with my familly..what an ungrateful d bag...pry black I may add.


It's been a good long time since I read anything like this comment. To open with "I like to keep it gangster", and refer to someone as "straight hood" or "ungrateful d bag" leads me believe that you and I are likely friends.

Tri-cities realist

Now that is job dedication! Clink was probably afraid of the consequences of letting his father down. Clink and Fink... Is it April 1st already? Glad nobody was hurt of course.


I always thought it would be that dang back up alarm that would drive someone over the edge. BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP.........

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