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Gas Station Employee Held Captive by Man with Box Knife

A Florida man was arrested after allegedly trapping a gas station attendant in the bathroom with him, attacking and cutting her with a box knife until the police arrived.

Early in the morning on June 1, a 62-year-old man went to a RaceTrac Gasoline Service Station in Longwood and bought a cup of coffee. It was reported that he left, but returned a bit later and went into the men’s bathroom.

He reportedly came out of the facilities and let one of the staff members know that there was no toilet paper, and asked if they could get some for him. When an employee went in to restock, the man, who reportedly had a box knife, allegedly trapped her and locked the door. He then reportedly attacked her and threw her on the ground. As she struggled to break free, the man allegedly started cutting her with the blade.

At some point during the incident, the authorities were notified, and when the police got to the gas station, they reportedly heard a woman screaming in the bathroom. They forced open the door, and they allegedly saw the man holding the knife. The woman had deep, fresh cuts on her hands and neck, in addition to blood all over her clothing. She was immediately taken to the hospital for treatment of her injuries.

The suspect was taken into custody and booked into the Seminole County Jail. He is facing preliminary charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, resisting an officer – obstruction without violence, and kidnapping. According to records, he is being held in lieu of a $55,500 bond. He has a hearing scheduled on July 23 regarding the charges.

If you or someone you love is suspected of an assault or battery offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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