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Man stabbed in chest outside Pa. Sheetz in dispute over woman’s lost purse: cops

Updated May 22, 2020; Posted May 22, 2020 

Officers say they found one man lying outside a Pa. Sheetz with “very serious” stab wounds to his upper chest.


By John Luciew | jluciew@pennlive.com

One man was stabbed in the chest -- but both men are facing charges after a knife fight outside a Sheetz, all sparked over a woman’s lost purse.

It happened at a Sheetz in Emporium, Cameron County, where WJAC-TV reports 24-year-old Dakota Brown, of Troutville, and 28-year-old Cody Saltsman, of Port Allegheny, met up and exchanged words over a missing purse.

Now, one of those men is reportedly in "very serious condition" with stabbed wounds to his upper chest.

Details from WJAC-TV:

Upon interviewing witnesses, including Brown’s girlfriend, and reviewing surveillance footage, police say that Saltsman met Brown and his girlfriend at Sheetz in order to return the girlfriend’s lost purse, which had been left at a mutual friend’s home.

Police say that during the course of the meeting, video shows Saltsman and Brown exchanging words before the altercation turned physical.

Saltsman head-butted Brown, and the girlfriend tried to end the altercation. But as the couple attempted to leave, Saltsman forcibly kissed Brown’s girlfriend.

Brown then ran back to Saltsman, and the fight resumed.

Saltsman struck Brown in the head with his motorcycle helmet. Brown then pulled out a pocket knife, police say, and stabbed Saltsman in the upper chest area.

Officers say they found Saltsman lying on the sidewalk in front of the store with what are reported to be serious chest wounds. Brown was sitting on the sidewalk near him, a bloody pocketknife in his possession, police tell WJAC.

Both face charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and disorderly conduct in the incident, which occurred around 5:30 p.m. Monday

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