Welcome to Florida, Where The Man Who Stabs You Will Also Perform CPR To Help You
Florida = A minor traffic accident erupted into a stabbing in South Tampa on Wednesday.
In an unusual twist, police say the man with the knife immediately began to perform first aid on the man with the wound, who survived.
Robert Suarez, 36, was a passenger in his girlfriend’s Audi going north on MacDill Avenue near Bay to Bay Boulevard, police said.
Traffic stopped suddenly and the Audi was rear-ended by a Toyota Avalon driven by Steven Baker, 22, police said. Both vehicles pulled into the parking lot of Bay Oaks apartments.
Baker and one of his two passengers, Torre Worthy, 23, began arguing with Suarez, police said.
Worthy began punching Suarez, who would later be treated for cuts to his head, wrist, legs and knees, police said.
Suarez hit the concrete and Baker joined in the fight, kicking Suarez in the head, said Tampa police spokeswoman Laura McElroy.
That’s when Suarez stabbed Baker but immediately began to put pressure on the wound to stop it from bleeding, McElroy said.
“He felt he was outnumbered and he had to defend himself, but he felt terrible about injuring his attacker,” she said.
McElroy wasn’t sure of the location of Baker’s wound. He was taken to Tampa General Hospital. His condition was initially described as serious but later described as good.
The investigation was expected to continue, with no immediate announcement of charges.
This is a very Florida situation. Minor traffic accident turns to vicious three on one beating turns to stabbing turns to immediately regretting the stabbing and trying to save the stabbed person’s life. Just another day in the Sunshine State. Also, why are no charges being filed? Seems like multiple cases of assault, possibly assault with a deadly weapon. Not to change the subject, but I’ve always wondered if the world ever accepts flying cars, how would these situations work? You can’t just pull over and get out of your car to argue. You’d fall to the ground and die. Eliminating road side fights/regrettable stabbings has to be a huge +1 for the flying cars group. Traffic jams would be a bitch though. Anyway, stay classy Florida.
Home Depot is Having One Hell of a Day
(Source) “QUINCY, Mass. (WHDH)– Thirty-six-year-old Home Depot employee, Jamal Boyd, accused of stabbing his co-worker, Corey Frederick, claims it was in self-defense.
The attack was caught on camera on the Home Depot surveillance camera in the ceiling, and while police say this is evidence of attempted murder, the defendant says it is evidence that he was acting in self-defense.
Boyd of Mattapan appeared in court Friday facing two serious charges. Boyd was stocking shelves with a co-worker at the Home Depot on Willard Street in Quincy Thursday morning at 8 a.m. when they got in a fight.
“They had been arguing recently that morning. In the middle of the store in an aisle and they started an argument. The defendant took out a knife from his pocket and the knife had a handle and a four-five inch blade and he took the knife and stabbed the victim in the leg and stabbed through an artery,” said Michelle Armour, prosecutor.
Boyd ran off but came back after receiving cellphone calls from a police lieutenant, and his wife.
Boyd claims he stabbed Corey Frederick only because he thought his life was in danger and his lawyer says he tried repeatedly to get away from Frederick.
Fredrick was seriously wounded and may have lost 50 percent of his blood. He underwent surgery at Boston Medical Center.
A customer helped save Frederick’s life by doing CPR and directing an employee to use his belt as a tourniquet.
“I’m not a hero. Everybody else, they helped out. I just took over, and told people what to do,” said Bill Brothers, help victim.
The victim is in stable condition.
The defendant in this case has at least three kids aged 14 and under, and another one on the way. Boyd’s wife and mother-in-law were here in court.
Another hearing will be held in one month.”
Home Depot used to be so innocent. Not anymore. First the racist tweet, and now apparently the workers are trying to kill each other. Tough day to be in the home remodeling business. I can say with great confidence that I will never step inside a Home Depot again. You hear that HD, you just lost a customer that has shopped at one of your stores 6 times in his life. If I was the CEO of Home Depot I’d take a page out of Michael Scott’s book and just call it quits right now.
P.S. Still can’t decide whether this is an elaborate rouse by Lowe’s. They’re up to something that’s for sure.