The moment a ‘Florida man, Edmond Clarke, 36, Arrested For Attempted Murder After Stabbing Acquaintance For More Than 40 Times In Store’ A Florida man stabbed an acquaintance 40 times with a pair of scissors in an attempted beheading inside a convenience store, officials said.
Florida man, Edmond Clarke, 36, Arrested For Attempted Murder After Stabbing Acquaintance For More Than 40 Times In Store
The son of an elderly man for whom Edmund Clarke, 36, acts as a caregiver, entered the area with him, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
The violent assault is seen on camera on Monday, with Clarke suddenly grabbing a pair of scissors he had spotted inside the shop and lunging at the victim.
According to deputies, Clarke allegedly tried to behead the man while also grabbing other blades he found inside the shop during the altercation.
Before the police arrived, Clarke is said to have assaulted someone for a while. The sufferer, who had significant injuries to his head, neck, and torso, was taken to a nearby hospital.
According to an arrest report, Clarke had served as a caretaker for the victim’s father for roughly a decade, WINK reported.
The two met at some point before the incident and Clarke asked to go to the store to get something to eat.
According to a witness, Clarke began experiencing hallucinations and ranted about being targeted by an unknown enemy before launching the assault.
Clarke attempted to behead the victim, WINK reported.
He was arrested at the scene and hit with attempted murder raps.
“This disgusting crime will not be tolerated in Lee County,” said Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “I am proud of the quick response of our deputies that helped save the victim’s life, and the hard work of my detectives to take Clarke off the street.”
According to WFTX, Clarke apparently knew the victim as he took care of the victim’s elderly father for years. WINK reported that the victim had picked up Clarke from the hospital, where Clarke was treated for abdominal pain. The pair reportedly went to The Trading Post because Clarke said he was hungry.
According to the police report, Clarke appeared agitated as he left the hospital and may have been having hallucinations as he leveled charges. The specifics of the accusations were kept a secret.
Although attempted murder charges were changed to murder in court documents, Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno told WFTX that the victim is still alive.
The 24th of October is Clarke’s court date.