Lift To Convenience Store Results In Tulsa Stabbing

Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 12:05 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- A man was seriously injured after giving another man a lift to a Fiesta Mart early Saturday morning. Tulsa police say a man was driving downtown and gave another man a ride to the convenience store, 3902 East 11th Street, at about 3:23 a.m.

After they got to the store, the man getting the lift asked the driver for $100. When the driver refused, police say the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the driver several times, cutting the man's arms. The suspect then got out of the vehicle and ran into the store, telling employees he had been attacked.

While Fiesta Mart employees locked the store to protect the suspect, he ran out the back door of the store.

The driver had serious injuries to his arms and was taken to a local hospital.

The suspect is described as a 26-year-old man of Italian and Cherokee descent with black hair and brown eyes. He is about 5'9" tall and 160 pounds. He was wearing an orange or red plaid shirt and blue jeans.