Driver attacked and stabbed while delivering food in Baltimore County
BALTIMORE — A grocery delivery driver is recovering after being stabbed in Baltimore County over the weekend.
The violent incident happened just before 10 p.m. Saturday on the 100 block of Sudbrook Lane in Pikesville, not far from Reisterstown Road and the Maryland State Police headquarters.
Baltimore County Police told WJZ that several suspects approached the driver and demanded money.
Authorities said although he gave them his cash, one of the suspects stabbed the driver in the chest.
“That was the first thing I found odd – that he complied fully and still got hurt.”
said Sarah Ramsey, who lives nearby.
Ramsey said her heart went out to the victim.
“Delivery drivers are just trying to make a few bucks, and a lot of the time they’re teenagers and they don’t deserve that,” she told WJZ investigator Mike Hellgren.
The victim was taken to hospital and authorities said he was expected to survive his injuries.
Police did not respond to a request for more details, including whether there had been other attacks on delivery drivers in the area.
They didn’t provide a description of the suspects.
“We didn’t have problems like that, so it was surprising. It was sad,” said Maggie Leathers, who lives nearby and uses grocery delivery services.
She said the violence put her on high alert.
“When ordering food, make sure your porch light is on and make sure you meet the driver. It makes you reconsider situations,” she said. “It’s a bit surprising because he gave what the person wanted. The fact that he was also stabbed is a bit scary. So what was the motive?
Pikesville Precinct detectives are asking anyone with tips to call them at (410) 887-1279.
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