A man who rode his bicycle from Mount Pocono to Stroudsburg on Monday to apply for a fast food restaurant job was slashed and stabbed in the face by a man police later arrested on attempted homicide charges.
The stabbing victim, Corey Johnson, was slashed several times in the face by Tobias Mitchell, 32, who lives in an apartment building across the street from the McDonald’s in the 300 block of Main Street, Stroud Area Regional Police said.
Johnson was stabbed in the rear parking lot of McDonald’s after he got into a fight with Mitchell over his bicycle.
Johnson left the bike behind an apartment building at 327 Main St., across from McDonald’s, while he filled out an application at the fast food restaurant. When he later went looking for the bike, it was gone, police said. Johnson later saw Mitchell leaving the apartment building with the bike, police said.
When Johnson confronted Mitchell, police said, Mitchell told Johnson, "You’re not getting your bike and I’m going to f------ murder you," police said in court papers.
Police said Mitchell then attacked Johnson with a razor knife, causing two large lacerations to the face.
While Mitchell was slashing and stabbing, police said, he was also punching Johnson while yelling, "I’m going to f---ing murder you."
Mitchell then walked towards Canfield’s Pet & Farm across the street, where he was taken into custody.
Mitchell was charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, reckless endangering another person and simple assault.
Mitchell was sent to Monroe County Correctional Facility under $100,000 bail set by Magisterial District Court Judge Brian Germano.