A Columbus man was stabbed several times Saturday morning after giving someone a ride, police said.
The 23-year-old picked up the 21-year-old at Wild Bill’s Party Shop on Buena Vista Road and was taking him to Avalon Apartments, 3737 Cusseta Road, around 8 a.m. He parked inside the apartment complex to speak to the man, who began talking about how bad his life had become since he’d been fired from his job, reports state.
At some point, the passenger lunged toward the driver, stabbing him three or four times with an unknown object. The driver tried to fight off his assailant, who fell out of the car and ran away, police said.
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The driver went to get help, and spoke with police at the hospital. He had a cut on his neck and his right arm, though he was in stable condition, police report.