Suspect Stabs Man Over Recyclables, Crashes Car

The altercation happened in an alley in La Jolla, police said

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.

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