Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

POLICE BRIEFING Man Taken to Shands after Fight He Says Girlfriend Stabbed Him Twice with Kitchen Knife

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

POLICE BRIEFING Man Taken to Shands after Fight He Says Girlfriend Stabbed Him Twice with Kitchen Knife

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Byline: Sandy Strickland, Staff writer

A 52-year-old man was taken to Shands Jacksonville with stab wounds to his chest and left thumb after getting into an argument with his girlfriend at 6:45 a.m. Sunday.

Witnesses told police they saw the man walking in the 2900 block of Spencer Street as his 37-year-old girlfriend was in the yard slashing his vehicle tires.

The man told police that his girlfriend had charged him with a kitchen knife when they began arguing. He covered himself with his hands, but she was able to stab him twice. He then ran out of the house. Police said his injuries were not life-threatening.

-- A 34-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint at 3:40 a.m. Sunday at an ATM at 4420 Wabash Ave. The man told police that a robber wielding a gun demanded that he give up his wallet. The wallet with cash missing was later found on the ground, police said.

-- Someone shot a dog that was chained underneath a tree near the front of a house in the 7900 block of Lemans Drive. The dog's 53-year-old owner told police he was sleeping inside his home at 3:30 a.m. Friday when he heard a gunshot. A neighbor told police that he saw a dark-colored car, possibly a Cadillac, speed away. Police said the dog was still alive.

The following are crimes and other incidents reported recently on the Westside to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office:

Grand theft/burglary:

5300 block of Yellow Water Road -- Someone stole a trailer containing two mowers, two backpack blowers, an edger and other lawn equipment valued together at $17,000 between 11 p.m. July 6 and 5 a.m. Sunday. The trailer was under a carport behind a locked fence, which had been disassembled.

Auto theft:

Red Roof Inn, 6099 Youngerman Circle -- A white 1990 Buick LeSabre was stolen between 11 p.m. July 6 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

4800 block of Plymouth Street -- A gray 1991 Dodge Spirit was stolen between 11 p.m. July 6 and 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

1700 block of Sefa Circle East -- A white 1999 Dodge Stratus was stolen between 7 and 9:45 a.m. July 6.

6000 block of Verdes Road -- A gray and black 2000 Dodge Dakota was stolen between 1 and 7 a. …

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