Woman Shops With Knife in Neck

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This happened in an uncivilized, third-world country, you say?


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"U.S. woman shops with knife protruding from neck

Updated 1:22 PM ET March 4, 2000

DARBY, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania woman spent the better part of an hour shopping at a neighborhood grocery store without realizing that a passerby had stuck a knife into her neck, police said Saturday.

Darlene Jones, 62, set out from home on foot before 7 a.m. Friday, when a running passerby slapped her on the back of the neck -- or so she thought. She kept on going, as if nothing had happened.

Jones walked to the Acme supermarket in the nearby community of Yeadon, just outside Philadelphia, and bought a package of Oreo cookies and a newspaper before making the half-mile return journey to her house.

Only after she got home did her daughter notice the handle of a kitchen knife sticking out of her mother's neck. The daughter yanked out the blade, releasing a gush of blood, and quickly got her to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she was listed in fair condition Saturday.

"Five or six people walked right past her without even noticing," Darby Police Chief Robert Smythe told the Philadelphia Inquirer, while describing the incident as a "random, vicious attack."

Supermarket surveillance cameras later showed the woman strolling through the aisles of the store, past clerks and customers, with the knife handle clearly visible.

Jones could not give police a description of her assailant, saying she did not even notice if it was a man or a woman."

-- firefly (forest@calm.dot), March 04, 2000


Jeez, talk about not having situational awareness.....:^)

-- Jim Cooke (JJCooke@yahoo.com), March 04, 2000.

Anyone get this womans full name, adress? I'd like to have my knife back....

-- mac (mac the knife@slash.com), March 04, 2000.

That's VERY funny, Mac.

-- J (Y2J@home.comm), March 04, 2000.

Gawd, what a pain in the neck!!

-- Bill (sticky@2sides.tape), March 04, 2000.

This is a prime example of the need for more knife control. A waiting period, safety locks on the silverware drawer, or technologically "smart" knifes would have prevented this atrosity. I'm sure willy the one eyed wonder worm will suggest this to Congress promptly. Just my opinion.

-- freddy flintstone (rush108@excite.com), March 04, 2000.

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