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Man Stabbed Over Parking Spot, Police Search For Suspects in White Semi

by Jana Ritter - Published: 1/11/2016

The shortage of parking for truck drivers has been an ongoing and escalating problem across the U.S. but this time it caused a heated argument that nearly cost a man his life. The incident occurred late Saturday evening at a Flying J station in Utah, where a fight over a parking spot led to a near fatal stabbing. As the victim recovers in the hospital, police are now searching for two suspects that fled the scene in a white semi hauling a flat bed of lumber.

                                                       fight over parking spot leads to stabbing

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At about 11:20 p.m. on Saturday night, two semi-trucks arrived at a Flying J in Lake Point, Utah at around the same time and were apparently going for the same parking spot. According to Lt. Travis Scharmann of the Tooele County Sheriff's Office, the two drivers got out of their trucks and immediately got into a heated argument that led to a physical altercation. Each truck driver also had someone riding along with them and at some point during the altercation the two passengers got out of the trucks and into the middle of scuffle. The situation suddenly escalated into something far worse when one passenger pulled out a knife and stabbed the other passenger. Obviously realizing his grave mistake, the suspect and the driver he was accompanying quickly fled the scene leaving the victim with a serious stab wound to the stomach. The man had to be airlifted by helicopter to the University of Utah. Although he is expected to recover, the victim is not cooperating with authorities in tracking down the man who stabbed him.

Nevertheless, police have continued to search for the two men and have used gas pump records and surveillance footage to get more details about the suspects and how the situation went down. "There's a few things not making sense to us, but we're still looking into it with the victim not being too cooperative," said Lt. Scharmann. He also adds that the truck driver with the victim (who is also his brother) described the suspect and his driver as white and possibly foreign nationals from Russia by the way they spoke broken English. Police say the truck is a white semi with a flatbed trailer hauling two-by-four lumber that wasn't covered. Investigators have put word out to surrounding law enforcement agencies and are also seeking the public's help in locating the vehicle. Anyone with information about the stabbing or the truck can call Tooele County Sheriff’s Office at 435-882-5600.

Ricky Sweeney is a veteran truck driver who stopped at the Flying J on Sunday while police continued their investigation. "It's distressing. Stress probably has a lot to do with it, but you have a lot of irresponsible people," Sweeney said.


Mike Eaton
Mike Eaton
Ok. So two Russians driving a white Volvo pulling a flatbed loaded with lumber....thanks for narrowing that down.
Glen Murphy
Glen Murphy
That describes half of all the people running I-80 the east European expressway
Darryk Cromwell
Darryk Cromwell
Thank you..... It is a shame that violence is the response to some other driver being rude and snatching the spot. When i was on the road. I drove at night, the roads were damn near clear and i actually seen more wild life then cars. And when i pulled into the Truck stop no matter what time zone i was in there was always a "Good" spot open...Always. I remember when i was in Mountain Gate Idaho at the Flying J... Dumb ass Driver pulled in half way when i was backing in and then blew his horn, so i just moved across the street behind the best western hotel, Big ass dirt lot with some lighting and it is quite... so after this incident i never parked at Flying J again for the night. I always pulled across the street....shame I hope that driver is ok and can keep moving on. Hope he was empty or still has a few days out to deliver.
Britton Love
Britton Love
Can't carry weapons because I run Canada all the time.. I do have a claw hammer along side my seat that I would have no problem burying in someone's skull, if I felt threatened!
Jimmy Ballard
Jimmy Ballard
You can carry a weapon. A flare gun works pretty good at close range.
Bill Fields
Bill Fields
It's time some of you low life and low class want to be drivers to be professional. Back in my day, if you tried that shit, you just got a ass whipping that you will regret forever
John MD Kessner
John MD Kessner
Trucking industry has gone to crap everywhere not worth it any more. And best yet the ATA thinks they run everything .
Robert Boiteau
Robert Boiteau
Drivers nowadays are willing to kill to be closest to the door to the buffet
Scott Swain
Scott Swain
Coulda been 2 fat Russians huh lol
Braden Edwards
Braden Edwards
Why is this anything new back in the 80s going to truck stops like the Detroiter could get you knifed in a heart beat
HBrent Fontenot
HBrent Fontenot
Time to start packing a gun in the truck .
Derick Black
Derick Black
That could be any jbhunt truck there all white
Dan Guise
Dan Guise
lets see how many white trucks running down the road
Nick Magee
Nick Magee
O there's only half a million white trucks
Mike Wyatt
Mike Wyatt
Something fishy when a truck driver can't tell you what kind of truck it is only white
Kenneth Long
Kenneth Long
Nothing fishy about that. A lot of drivers don't know what kind of engine they have. Unless you're real truck enthusiasts most trucks look the same if we from the same colors because lot of them are leased trucks. Society teaches you not to pay attention to anything someone's going to do it for you. So it is easy for a newbie that could be any age did not really know what kind of truck it was especially in a excited situation.
Mike Wyatt
Mike Wyatt
Man they really are stupid in America arnt thwy
James R Maxwell
James R Maxwell
My Elog says it is my spot. No it's my spot. Sword fight you for it. Ok better than a log violation!
Erick Painter
Erick Painter
Ducking crazy. I wonder if it was a guy on elogs. With paper I would just move on to the next spot.
Mike Eaton
Mike Eaton
There is a TA 3 blocks away on the same side if the street that always has a lot of parking.
Daniel Reeves
Daniel Reeves
It's kinda crazy for females dudes be stalking and shit lol
William Vinet
William Vinet
ya see there a lot of women now driving good looking ones to just like women cops now before was all guy looking girls now there a lot of fine ones to
Daniel Reeves
Daniel Reeves

Daniel Reeves
Daniel Reeves
Yes sir
Mary Carol
Mary Carol
This is old news. They caught the man who did the stabbing.
Louis Cheek
Louis Cheek
A thousand wonders this never happened to me lol.
Lonnie Ray
Lonnie Ray
I knew the shit was headed to that
Rochea Simms
Rochea Simms
I really hope they catch them!!!
Rick Hix
Rick Hix
Lol....two more OBAMA let in
Richard Jason Thomason
Richard Jason Thomason
Holy shit, and to think I used to go to that same damn truck stop a lot
Chris Council
Chris Council
One of the many reasons I went local just isn't worth the headaches anymore
Milan Cakic
Milan Cakic
I guess only Russians speak broken English lol
James R Maxwell
James R Maxwell
No Bosnians do too
Milan Cakic
Milan Cakic
All Europeans do lol just found it funny description lol
Jason King
Jason King
Most regular Americans can't speak English. So no big deal there. I'd love to learn some of those European languages though.
Jw Barnett
Jw Barnett
He's already been caught.
Barbara Price
Barbara Price
There was an article posted that seem to indicate that, but a closer look showed that driver arrested in St George, Utah was responsible for a different assault. I saw a post about it, but the date on the arrest story was October 2015, but this assault in Tooele took place in January 2016. If you have a story that updates this to show there was an arrest, please post a link to it, because I am interested in seeing how this plays out, as are others, I'm sure.
Jw Barnett
Jw Barnett
Let me go find it. Brb
James R Maxwell
James R Maxwell
And so many drivers were defending the douche bag that was being a dick to SNL driver. Maybe this guy was being a DH and met the wrong drivers. Hopefully not, but you never know out here.
Daniel Reeves
Daniel Reeves
Naw lol
William Vinet
William Vinet
that must had been the best parking spot in the lot ...lol
Daniel Reeves
Daniel Reeves
Lol people do fight over it sometime it depends .
Scott Swain
Scott Swain
Hmmm to bad, I stab with hot lead
Tony Cash
Tony Cash
Parking got that bad???
Greg Yontack
Greg Yontack
Shits getting crazy
Kenny G Simms
Kenny G Simms
No cameras
Bear De Braccio
Bear De Braccio
It was a swift truck
William Vinet
William Vinet
Daniel Reeves is it that bad out there
Mike Eaton
Mike Eaton
Yes.
Donaldus Maximus
Donaldus Maximus
It's getting to that point.
Richard Rogers
Richard Rogers
Roy Hart III