A 21-year-old man accompanied by female friend was stabbed in the back early Sunday as he and his friend tried to leave the parking lot of a Captain D's restaurant on Victory Drive, Columbus police said.
They were in a truck outside the 3281 Victory Drive business about 3 a.m. when they started to leave. They were told to stop by an unidentified man described as Hispanic, 35-39 years old, 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 200 pounds and wearing blue jeans and a khaki shirt. The man pulled a knife, opened the truck door and stabbed the victim in the upper right back.
The couple fled to the victim's Meade Street home and called police. An ambulance took the wounded man to The Medical Center, where he was treated and released.
Investigators said the victim also is Hispanic. The woman with him is a resident of Preston, Ga.