Yoshi was in the northeast last weekend and was supposed to meet up with some friends on Sunday. Well, those plans were quashed because of a stabbing at our friends’ restaurant. Thankfully, it sounds like everyone is ok, but one of the owners was at the hospital with the victim and his family. And of course, someone had to deal with the insurance and other stuff… like which kind of insurance pays for something like this? The business insurance, the accident insurance, health or something else? I’m guessing you don’t get a specific kind of insurance to pay for an employee stabbing another employee.
(Also, I especially liked the graphic used in the news article.)
Bistro Employee Accused of Stabbing Coworker
By AMY PARMENTER
Updated 6:02 PM EDT, Mon, Sep 21, 2009
The owner of Metro Bis, a popular eatery in Simsbury, is talking about a stabbing at his restaurant Saturday night that left one employee hospitalized and another charged with attempted murder.
Chris Prosperi says the two were long-time employees – and friends – so he really doesn’t know what led to the scuffle that occurred in the kitchen shortly before 8pm. “It happened so quick and so fast and it was just shocking to all of us”, Prosperi said.
Now, 22-year-old Tawfik Atik of New Britain has been charged with attempted murder because, investigators say, the stabbing was intentional. But the suspect’s attorney claims Atik, who has no criminal record, was acting in self-defense.
The victim, who was stabbed in the stomach with a large knife, was rushed to the hospital but his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
The circumstances surrounding the stabbing are unclear because there were no direct witnesses and neither the suspect nor the victim speak English.
Prosperi says even though the incident occurred during the dinner hour, diners were largely unaware that anything out of the ordinary had happened because almost all the police activity was limited to the kitchen.
In addition to the attempted murder charge, Atik is charged with first degree assault and tampering with evidence. He remains jailed on $350,000 bond.
Copyright Associated Press / NBC Connecticut
First Published: Sep 21, 2009 5:41 AM EDT