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Published: Saturday, 11/12/2005

Auto shop employee charged with 2 assaults

A Maumee man was arrested yesterday after he assaulted two men his boss and a customer at the South Toledo auto shop where he works, police said.

Donald O. Wheeler, 39, of 1021 Valley Side Drive, who was charged with two counts of felonious assault, was being held in the Lucas County jail pending arraignment in Toledo Municipal Court.

Mr. Wheeler entered Affordable Auto Repair, 3653 Marine Rd., about 4:15 p.m. and appeared intoxicated when he started a fight with the customer, police said.

Mr. Wheeler left the business, returned moments later, and got into a fight with the manager, Jack Nidiffer. Shortly afterward, Mr. Nidiffer collapsed with chest pains and was taken to Medical University of Ohio Medical Center in critical condition, authorities said.

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