A Delaware County cheesesteak store proprietor survived after an worker stabbed him by the neck throughout a brutal assault that was captured on surveillance video.
The incident occurred Friday at Leo’s Steak Store on 1403 Chester Pike in Folcroft, Pennsylvania. The store’s proprietor, Steven Mullan, stated he was contained in the kitchen when he was attacked by one among his workers.
Surveillance video obtained by NBC10 reveals the worker, recognized by court docket paperwork as 43-year-old Sean Walklett of Folcroft, stabbing Mullan by the neck. Mullan informed NBC10 he didn’t even understand at first that the knife was lodged inside.
“My son turned to me and stated, ‘Dad, you might have a knife in your neck,’” Mullan informed NBC10. “He stated, ‘Don’t pull it out.’”
Mullan’s shocked workers regarded on on the knife which had gone by one aspect of Mullan’s neck and out the opposite.
“It was a vibration like I used to be being electrocuted,” Mullan stated. “Like I touched a dwell wire.”
Responding law enforcement officials arrested Walklett after utilizing a Taser on him. He was charged with tried homicide, aggravated assault and different associated offenses.
Mullan informed NBC10 he had given Walklett a job as a result of he was down on his luck.
“That’s what acquired me on this bother with this man,” Mullan stated. “I used to be making an attempt to assist him.”
He additionally stated Walklett had been a superb worker for months previous to Friday’s incident. He believes Walklett’s psychological well being points performed a task within the assault.
Medical doctors had been capable of get the knife out of Mullan’s neck and sew him up.
“It nonetheless hurts,” he stated. “My neck nonetheless hurts.”
Mullan is staying out of the store for now as he continues to get better.
“I haven’t had a trip in ten years,” he stated. “This was a hell of a option to get a trip.”
Regardless of the surprising incident, Mullan stated it gained’t cease him from giving different folks alternatives to work.
“I’m mad that it occurred,” Mullan stated. “However I’m blessed and grateful I’m alive.”