Man arrested, Powell McDonald's manager stabbed, police say
A man has been arrested after Portland prosecutors say he "sucker punched" and stabbed the manager of a local McDonald's restaurant in the arm.
Freddie Hernandez-Garcia, 39, had "repeatedly caused significant damage" at the McDonald's at 9100 S.E. Powell Blvd., and had been formally banned from the eatery in June of this year, according to court records.
So when Hernandez-Garcia allegedly returned to the resturant around 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, in order to fill up a bottle at the soda fountain, he went in "knowing he was not allowed to be there and intending to stab an employee if he was disrespected," according to a probable cause affidavit.
Police say Hernandez-Garcia stabbed manager Jose Chaveles, who was treated for the "heavily bleeding" wound at OHSU as well as a bruise on his lip.
Hernandez-Garcia, who is homeless, now faces charges of second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon. He has been arrested earlier this year on charges of second-degree theft, trespassing and possession of meth.
He remains behind bars at this time.
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