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Fight over pen, girl’s number ends in stabbing at Salt Lake City restaurant

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Posted at 2:49 PM, Oct 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-06 16:07:42-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A man is in custody accused of stabbing a restaurant employee who refused to give him a pen to write down a girl’s phone number.

At  2:40 a.m. Sunday, 32-year-old Kristopher Davis walked into a Mexican food restaurant located at 775 W. North Temple, and asked the clerk for a pen, said Lt. Mike Ross with the Salt Lake City Police Department.

When the clerk didn’t give him the pen right away, Davis allegedly slapped the employee in the face.

Police said as the employee attempted to walk the man out of the building, Davis pulled out a knife and stabbed the clerk in the stomach and leg.

The victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Davis was found about 15 minutes after the incident at a hotel about a half of a block away.

He was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail and faces a charge of aggravated assault, which is a second-degree felony.

Pen stabbing PC statement