Stabbing in McDonald’s Parking Lot

Suspect charge with assault with deadly weapon following incident

South Pasadena Police Department officials charged a man for assault with a deadly weapon after he reportedly stabbed a man in the head with a fork Friday afternoon in the South Pasadena McDonald’s parking lot.

When officers arrived at McDonalds, 716 Fair Oaks Ave at about 2:40 p.m., they found a man who had been detained by the victim, a 34-year-old man from Maywood, who suffered a “minor wound to the top of his head on the left side,” according to Cpl. Avick Manukian of the South Pasadena Police Department.

The suspect was placed into custody and transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital for treatment. Manukian said the man was “incoherent and possibly under the influence of a narcotic.”

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The victim, according to Manukian, arrived at McDonalds and was approached by the suspect, who asked if the victim would allow him to use his car to charge his phone. Manukian said the suspect sat inside the victim’s car while he believed the phone was charging. “But the suspect realized that his phone wasn’t being charged because the vehicle was not turned on,” explained Manukian. “The victim was not going to turn on the vehicle. The suspect saw a fork on the floorboard of the car, grabbed it and stabbed the victim on top of the head one time.”

The corporal said the victim was able to grab the fork and forced the suspect out of car before a struggle ensued. “The victim was then able to hold down the suspect until police arrived.”