Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct information about the hayride driver at Jenny's Farm Market.
A 42-year-old resident from Beverly Hills, Mich. claims he was injured in a hayride accident at Jenny's Farm Market near Dexter on Sunday.
Victor Zaitonia, a mortgage consultant at First National Bank in Farmington Hills, said he was thrown from a hay wagon while visiting the farm with his girlfriend and daughter.
"We were sitting toward the back of the wagon, and when it hit a bump, I was thrown off," he explained.
Zaitonia said he notified farm owner Burton Hoey about the accident but didn't file a police report.
"I could barely walk, but I decided to grit my teeth and limp through it," he said.
It wasn't until he got to a relative's house when Zaitonia alleges the injury worsened, forcing him to check in at Chelsea Community Hospital.
"(Doctors) think I possibly tore my knee," he said.
Zaitonia said he is currently on pain medication and in a leg brace.
When he tried to contact Hoey for insurance purposes, however, Zaitonia said the farm owner was uncooperative.
"I tried to ask him for his insurance information, and his response was 'Don't you have insurance?'"
Hoey said he doesn't believe Zaitonia was injured, but took his information and informed Zaitonia that the farm's insurance company would contact him.
"I don't think he was thrown from the hayride," Hoey said. "He got up and walked to his car without a limp. The first thing he did was smoke a cigarette."
Hoey said he feels the farm has been targeted unfairly by both the press and local residents in recent months.
"This isn't a bad place," he said. "We don't have any drug paraphenlia or alcohol on the property, but we're continuously attacked by the local newspapers."
In 2011, a 23-year-old employee was paralyzed in a hayride accident at the farm. Since then, Hoey said he is the only one who drives the hay wagon and has installed a protective wall around the carriage.
Earlier this summer the Humane Society of Huron Valley removed several animals from the property following complaints of neglect and malnourishment, which Hoey said he plans to protest.
Editor's note: This story will be updated as more information becomes available.