Man Stabbed And Tackled By Stranger

By: 11 News Email
By: 11 News Email

A Colorado Springs man walking in the area of Chelton Rd. and Verde Dr. was tackled from behind and stabbed early Sunday morning.

The strange man then rummaged through the victim's pockets and then ran away. The victim was stabbed in the lower leg.

Police Say the victim took himself to Memorial Hospital where he was treated for his stab wounds which authorities say were not life threatening.

Police are still searching for the suspect.


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  • by James Location: Colorado Springs on Jan 18, 2010 at 02:59 PM
    Mark, the Springs is nothing like South Central and be thankful it is not...I was raised around there and it is nothing like our wonderful city. Do we even have a real ghetto? All I see are Warner Brothers Animaniacs pretending to be gangsta's. Most would not survive a week in South Central LA. Our city is slipping, I agree with you on that, but it is nothing like South Central. I love this city so much, I even graduated from the Colorado Springs Citizens Academy. This city is wonderful compared to many.
  • by James Location: Colorado Springs on Jan 18, 2010 at 02:54 PM
    Dizzi, I feel you with this one. Nobody should be forced to live in fear. On the other hand, we shold never become so comfortable that we forget to watch each others back. We need to protect one another while living our lives. I hope this person that was held at gunpoint can eventually get past their fears and once again stand tall. Good luck. Side note; maybe the jail is where the tents should be as it would cut down on the substance abuse and curtail their nocturnal activities a little too. Police, you are wondering what to do with the homeless tents...put them up in your yard so the tax payers are not supporting them in jail...just a thought. Go ahead, slam me with you opinions, just do not arrest me for them...lol
  • by Dizzi Location: springs on Jan 18, 2010 at 08:34 AM
    What I am concerned about is the poor victims of these robberies. Last Thursday the business next to mine, the young man was robbed at gun point, not one but two guns pointed at his head for the deposit. He did what he was suppose to do. Gave it up. But what happens to him now. This poor guy can't even walk out to his car without one of us watching out for him. He has dreams, nightmares of this crime. Someone was walking behind him up his apt stairs and he told me he freaked. Yea, What a way to live. Just a different take on the robberies.
  • by AV Location: Falcon on Jan 18, 2010 at 07:45 AM
    Mark, FYI, there are no tents at the jail. I work there every day and there hasnt been any tents there in a long while. There is a new Sprung structure which is home for the new Detox facility but no tents.
  • by me Location: cos on Jan 17, 2010 at 09:14 PM
    Doesn't surprise me at all. That area is known for it's crime rate.
  • by Mark on Jan 17, 2010 at 07:18 PM
    Colorado Springs is starting to turn into a real dump! Sure its not happening overnight, but its gradually occuring. Just look at Academy Blvd. Drive down some of the side streets off Circle and you would think you were in South Central. The city is broke, no jobs, there are tents at the jail, crime is up, streets are crumbling, come on folks the mountains can only cover up so much.
  • by Jackie Location: C.S. on Jan 17, 2010 at 07:18 PM
    Glad the guy's ok. And, just a nitpicky thing......the title of the article says "Stabbed and Tackled" when in fact, the man was tackled FIRST and then stabbed. So the writer of the article should change the title.
  • by James Location: Colorado Springs on Jan 17, 2010 at 06:33 PM
    I sure hope our local PD can get a grip on these crimes in our city soon as it seems they are losing their grip. I think the reason we have so many robberies and money related crime is directly related to people losing their jobs and trying to keep their place of living, albeit their home or apartment. Maybe we should all demand a six month break from our mortgages since the American tax payer paid for the bank bailout. In return the American homeowner is being kicked out of their home(s) for lack of payment. This is how our banks say thanks??? These crimes are getting out of control and unless some logic is applied, I fear it getting worse...time to load the scatter shot.
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