Posted by on April 28, 2017 6:02 am
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(BANT) – Police in Santa Rosa are looking for a man who they say stabbed a gas station worker Thursday morning after being confronted over using drugs in the bathroom.

At 10:15 a.m., officers got a report of an assault with a knife at a gas station near Morgan Street and College Avenue. They say the suspect had gone into the gas station’s bathroom and was told to leave about 10 minutes later as the gas station has had problems with people doing drugs inside the bathroom.

When the suspect came out of the bathroom, the employee went in and found blood, a syringe and other drug paraphernalia in the restroom.

Minutes later, the employee came out of the bathroom and was near his parked car when the suspect yelled and made derogatory remarks about the employee’s ethnicity.

The employee told the man not to come back to the gas station. The man then ran toward the employee and punched him several times while holding a small folding knife.

After returning inside to the gas station, the employee noticed he had been cut with the knife, suffering a wound to his face and his upper body. The victim’s injuries were not considered life threatening.

Anyone with information is asked to get in touch with Officer Matt North at (707) 543-3600.