Argument Over Cigarette Turns Violent, Man Breaks Plate Over Victim's Head, Police Say

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All for a cigarette?!

St. Louis metro police say that a a 33-year-old man and a 52-year-old man were arguing over a cigarette last night, when the dispute escalated and turned violent.

The older man then allegedly broke a glass plate over the younger man's head.

And stabbed him.


Police don't have a whole lot of details beyond that. The assault took place on the 3900 block of Kennerly Avenue at around 8:45 p.m.

The 33-year-old victim was taken to the hospital and was listed in critical, but stable condition.

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via Google Maps

Here's the full report.

Incident: Assault 1st (Cutting)
Location: 3900 block of Kennerly
Dates/Times: 04/08/13 @ 20:45
Victim: 33-year old black male
Suspect: 52-year old black male
The victim and suspect were arguing over a cigarette. The argument escalated during
which the suspect broke a glass plate over the victim's head then stabbed him once in the chest. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. The victim was conveyed to a local hospital and is listed in critical/stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.

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Steven Simpson-Black
Steven Simpson-Black

Missouri takes smoking seriously! That's why it has the lowest smoke tax in the nation. LOL

Tony Merklin
Tony Merklin

Only in St Louis.............and Why is Dude wasting a plate ?????

Chris James
Chris James

this is getting a bit reactionary. not that this story isn't serious, but let's try not to purposely gear the headlines toward inclusion in late-night top ten lists. it's a thing now, and it shouldn't be.

Kevin Rudroff
Kevin Rudroff

Thank good so many brothas r down for keepn shit real

Barry Bean
Barry Bean

Further proof that smoking may be hazardous to your health.

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