An argument over recyclables between two men ended with one man stabbing the other and then crashing the victim’s car into a pole, San Diego police confirmed.
The altercation happened around 11:45 p.m. in an alley in the 7900 block of Ivanhoe Avenue in La Jolla. Police said the men got into a verbal dispute over recyclables that quickly turned physical.
At one point, one man pulled out a knife and stabbed the other man on the stomach. The stabbing suspect then got into the victim’s truck and tried to drive away, but crashed into a pole.
Police said the suspect then got out of the truck, jumped into his own car and drove away.
The victim suffered three cuts to his stomach and was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The San Diego Police Department said the suspect was described as a 5-foot-4 man with a medium build, about 32 years old. He was wearing a white short-sleeve shirt and jeans at the time of the assault and drove a 2006 or 2007 model white Nissan Frontier.
The case is under investigation. Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.