News

Man stabbed in Tim Hortons drive-thru

QMI Agency

Chatham-Kent police canvassed a number of Blenheim Tim Hortons patrons as witnesses to a stabbing at the popular eatery at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The suspect, who fled the scene, was apprehended shortly after. The victim is in stable condition. (Diana Martin/QMI Agency)

Chatham-Kent police canvassed a number of Blenheim Tim Hortons patrons as witnesses to a stabbing at the popular eatery at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The suspect, who fled the scene, was apprehended shortly after. The victim is in stable condition. (Diana Martin/QMI Agency)

CHATHAM, Ont. — A 24-year-old man was rushed to hospital Thursday morning after he was stabbed by another patron of a Tim Hortons drive-thru in Blenheim, Ont.

"He (the stabbing victim) was in a car with his mother," said restaurant customer Robin Black. "They both got out of their vehicles and started yelling at each other."

Black didn't see the actual stabbing because her view was blocked.

"I stood here after the (suspect's) truck sped out and I looked over there and saw him (the victim) lay down on the ground," said Black. "I was like, 'No, no that didn't just happen.' Because you don't expect it in a small town."

The suspect, a 21-year-old Blenheim man, was arrested shortly afterwards.

Police say the men knew each other.

It's not the first trouble the small-town Timmies has seen.

Police took down a drug dealer in the parking lot just the day before, say witnesses.

Black, who frequents the doughnut shop, said the increasing violence has her thinking about leaving town.

"This is not isolated. It's getting worse here."

Poll

How often do you go to Tim Hortons?


Reader's comments »

By adding a comment on the site, you accept our terms and conditions


Featured Businesses

Go to the Marketplace »