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Man allegedly cuts tow-yard employee

Newhall man, unable to pay fine, attacks employee with knife, fist, authorities say

Posted: June 17, 2010 10:16 p.m.
Updated: June 18, 2010 4:30 a.m.
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A Newhall man who couldn’t afford to pay about $230 to get his car out of a towing lot earlier this week stabbed an employee at the yard in the ear with a switchblade, officials said.

Antonio Marco Reyes, 35, was arrested Tuesday after the alleged attack at Freeway Towing on Ruether Avenue. Reyes was booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, mayhem, battery and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, said Lt. Brenda Cambra of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. 

“Reyes wanted to get his car out,” Cambra said. “The victim told him how much it would cost, but Reyes didn’t have that much money on him and began to argue with the employee. The employee started to walk away when Reyes walked toward him and stabbed him in the left ear and then punched (the victim) in the face.”

The stabbing happened at about 3 p.m., and Reyes was arrested while walking along Soledad Canyon Road a short time later, Cambra said.

Reyes’ car was towed because it was parked illegally, an employee at Freeway Towing said Thursday. The victim had to get a few stitches on his ear at the hospital. The victim wasn’t working Thursday, he said. 

Reyes was being held at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station without bail on Thursday and is expected to appear in court today.

 

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