Suspect Attacks Ice Cream Man with Scissors: Cops

By Monica Garske
|  Friday, Aug 17, 2012  |  Updated 7:14 AM PDT
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Ice Cream Man Robbed at Scissor-Point

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An ice cream vendor was allegedly attacked by a man wielding a pair of scissors near City Heights, police said.

According to authorities, the incident happened just before 3 p.m. Wednesday on the 4000 block of 44th Street in the Teralta East neighborhood.

A male suspect approached an ice cream vendor, brandished a pair of scissors and demanded cash.

The vendor did not comply and a fight ensued between the two. During the fight, police said the suspect stabbed the victim in the arm and face with the scissors.

The suspect fled the scene on foot but officers found him shortly thereafter hiding inside the SuperMercado store located near the 4600 block of University Avenue.

The suspect was taken into custody and later booked into jail on robbery and attempted murder charges.

Meanwhile, police said the victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The investigation is ongoing and the suspect’s name has not been released.

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