The Messenger. 01.22.08
An Illinois man sustained a cut to his arm following an incident early Sunday in the parking lot of Shenanigan’s on Phebus Lane in Union City.
Jason Michael Smith, 32, of 502 South C St., LaHarpe, Ill., sustained minor injury in an incident that was reported to police about 2:15 a.m. Sunday, according to a Union City Police Department report.
Police were dispatched to the emergency room of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City, where Smith told police he and an unknown white man were arguing and fighting in the parking lot of Shenanigan’s. He said while they were fighting, someone came up behind him and stabbed him in the bicep area of his left arm. He said he didn’t know until sometime later that he’d been stabbed and said he thought someone had just hit him on his arm, police reported.
Smith told police that at least 1 1/2 hours passed before he went to the emergency room.
Police said they were unable to obtain the victim’s written statement due to his being “highly intoxicated,” according to the report.