San Antonio police Tuesday morning arrested a man suspected of stabbing another man in what they said was an attempted theft at a far North Side home.
Robert Alzapiedi, 37, was waiting to be booked into Bexar County Jail on a charge of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. Bail was set at $50,000.
The victim was taken to University Hospital in stable condition with a stab wound to the abdomen and a cut to his left hand, according to a police report.
Sgt. Tobe Whitley said the victim saw a man attempting to break into his truck parked in the driveway of his home in the 15800 block of Lomita Springs, near Loop 1604 and O’Connor Road, around 7:30 a.m.
The two struggled after the homeowner confronted the man. During the scuffle, the victim thought Alzapiedi had punched him only to find moments later that he’d been stabbed, the report states.
The suspect then ran away, Whitley said, leaving behind his gray truck, which had several pieces of lawn equipment in the bed.
Moments later, a witness saw Alzapiedi running down the street with a bloody knife and confronted him, Whitley said.
“The witness could tell, definitely, that something wasn’t right,” he said. “The suspect threatened the witness with the knife,” he said, and then dropped it when the witness — a concealed handgun carrier — showed the suspect his weapon.
The suspect continued to run, Whitley said, but several witnesses gave police his description. He was detained on Knoll Creek Drive, about six blocks away from where the stabbing occurred. Police also recovered the knife, which had about a 6-inch blade.