NORTH SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A disabled woman is firing back after the city accused her of biting garbage workers.

You may have never heard a stranger story, but Shirley George swears she’s telling it how it went.

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A doctor warned the disabled North Sacramento woman after surgery not to pull her heavy garbage bins to the curb, or she’d risk internal bleeding. So city workers agreed to do it for her.

Not anymore.

“All the garbage mans have to do is their job—take the garbage can and put it back,” she said.

Shirley claims one of the men went rummaging in her backyard and wanted to know if he could have her precious horseshoes that were a gift from her late boyfriend.

It didn’t go over well.

“And I told him no! He didn’t have any damn business back there behind my house,” she said.

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She admits there was an argument, but then came a letter from the Sacramento city attorney’s office saying for the safety of city employees, the workers will no longer pull her cans to the curb.

The garbage workers claim Shirley bit them, threatened to shoot them, attempted to run them over with her truck, and screamed racial epithets at them.

Shirley says they’re all lies.

“II said, for one, your garbage mens is too filthy to try to bite,” she said. “You know and I don’t have to start my truck to run some garbage man over, and then you gonna collect my insurance? I got to pay the bill? Now who’s crazy, you or me.”

When contacted by CBS13 the city attorney’s office stood by its letter.

Shirley is standing by her decision to hang on to the horseshoes.

“And you still can’t get the shoes. The horseshoes and stuff staying right there behind my house, where my baby left ’em to me,” she said.

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The city says if Shirley wants her garbage and recycling picked up, she’ll have to have those cans on the curb no later than 6:30 a.m. on garbage day.