Estranged Tale

On Sunday afternoon, October 11, hours after a stabbing was reported to the Oceanside police, a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

On Saturday evening, the victim and the suspect's estranged wife went out for a night of drinking. A few hours after the duo returned to the victim's home in the 300 block of Horne Street, the suspect arrived and confronted his wife, who was asleep on the porch. When the victim came outside to tell them to quiet down, the suspect began punching him.

In an attempt to protect himself, the victim held the suspect in a bear hug until the suspect calmed down a bit. Only after the suspect and his wife left did the victim realize he had multiple stab wounds from a screwdriver and called for help. He was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released.

Early Sunday afternoon, police dispatch received a tip that the stabbing suspect was over at the One More That's It Bar on the corner of Mission Avenue and Airport Road in Oceanside. Police searched the lounge and found the suspect inside drinking. His wife was found asleep inside a car in the parking lot. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Vista jail.

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Sounds like a set of upstanding, sober citizens!

How do you not know that you've been stabbed?

"How do you not know that you've been stabbed?"

Good question. Although, the weapon was a screwdriver, so maybe at first he thought that he'd only been screwed...

LOL! I've never been so drunk that I wouldn't feel a screwdriver piercing my skin.

When you are in the middle of a knock down, drag out, violent fight it is very easy to not know you have been injured.

I tore my bicep tendon off in a fight and had no idea until it was well over. Never felt any pain at all (well until the day after surgery-then I asked myself why I was stupid enough to get into a fight).

To be honest, I've broken bones and not known it until a day or two later. I can relate.

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