California Tow Truck Driver Assists Police in Catching Stabbing Suspect

Apr 11th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

A tow truck driver helped Pasadena police identify and arrest a suspect in a stabbing incident, according to a news report.

Early Sunday, April 10, suspect Carlos Mauricio Lopez, 23, became involved in an argument with an acquaintance, a 24-year-old Pasadena man, and allegedly stabbed him in the upper torso with a small knife, the report states. Officials say Lopez then fled the scene.

A driver for a local towing service heard the broadcast on the police scanner and was in the immediate area at the time, according to the report. Officials say he observed a suspect matching Lopez’s description and kept him under observation until officers arrived.

The wounded man was rushed to a hospital in critical condition. After surgery he was upgraded to guarded but stable condition, the report states.

According to sheriff’s booking records Sunday, Lopez was being held on $1 million bail.