Former body builder-turned-actor Andrew Bryniarski is locked in a legal battle with a neighbour who is accused of stabbing the star during a confrontation in November (13).

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre star claims he approached Frank Harvey last year (13) to question him about reports from other neighbours suggesting he had been caught rifling through Bryniarski's trunk.

The actor alleges Harvey verbally insulted him before lunging at him with a wrench and a shank made of tweezers as he reportedly threatened to kill him.

In court documents detailing the incident, Bryniarski is said to have forced Harvey to drop the weapons before agreeing to let him go. He has since managed to obtain a protective order against his neighbour, according to