Police Catch Stabbing Suspect

By  | 

Lincoln Police have caught the man they say is responsible for a stabbing early Sunday morning.

Around 7:40 a.m., LPD Captain David Beggs said 30-year-old Leslie Alsop went into the CVS Pharmacy and asked the cashier about a TracFone prepaid cellphone.

Alsop then grabbed the prepaid cellphone and ran away on foot. The cashier tried to chase the suspect down and subdue the man in the parking lot.

Captain Beggs said when the cashier made an attempt to hold him down, Alsop stabbed the cashier in the elbow with a pair of scissors.

Aslop got away on foot and ran to the 1700 block of South 16th Street, where he was taken into custody by police for shoplifting and assault.

The cashier suffered only minor injuries and refused medical treatment.