Fast-food employee allegedly stabs customer in dispute over order
An employee at a fast-food stand in Hemet was arrested for allegedly stabbing a customer with a knife after a dispute over an order, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department officials said.
The argument over the male customer’s order erupted at 1:50 a.m. Thursday at the restaurant on East Florida Avenue, officials said. The eatery was identified as a Del Taco by the Associated Press.
The customer, stabbed in the abdomen, was transported by friends to a local hospital. Officials described his wounds as serious but said he is expected to survive.
The suspect, 28-year-old, Gabriel Villalba, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. He was transported to the Larry Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.
-- Louis Sahagun