Grandfather Murdered After Asking Man Not To Use Drugs In Front Of Kids At Park

A grandfather asked a man at a park to stop using drugs in front of children and was stabbed to death by the suspect.

Utica, MI A grandfather attending his grandchilds first birthday party was stabbed to death at a park Saturday by a man whom the grandfather had asked to stop doing drugs.

The children and other relatives witnessed the attack, according to the Macomb Daily.

Witnesses said that the attacker had a box of whippets, which are containers that have nitrous oxide, on the park bench. The Macomb Daily reported that nitrous oxide use has been known to cause hallucinations.

The grandfather walked over to the bench and asked him to get rid of the drugs because children were at the party and playing at the park.

The suspect was enraged according to witnesses and attacked the grandfather. The victim was knocked to the ground and then stabbed more than 12 times, according to one witness who spoke with the Macomb Daily.

"(The victim) fell to the ground, he had blood all over him," said Amanda Pasho, a witness who lives near the park, according to the Macomb Daily. "He had his arms up to fend off the man from stabbing him. The man put his knee in the guy's abdomen to hold him down and then put his arm across his face and began stabbing him with a knife, like non-stop, just jabbing at him with the knife."

"He was enraged, he seemed like he had the strength of the Tasmanian devil," Pasho said, according to the Macomb Daily. "My heart goes out to the family of that poor man. I can't believe this happened in front of them."

The grandfather died at the park.

Witnesses said the knife was eight to 10 inches in length and looked like a machete.

Neighbors heard the grandfather and family members screaming and saw the attack and called 911.

When police arrived, the suspect was still at the park and was arrested at gunpoint by a Shelby Township police officer, according to the Macomb Daily.

Comments (19)
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TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Dear God that poor man and his family! Those children and the other family members are going to be traumatized the rest of their lives bcuz of this POS! God forgive me but I wish that he would have been eliminated himself when Law enforcement showed up. God bless this hero and his family. 😢🙏

C911
C911

My heart goes out to this mans family. He was trying to do a good deed. Crazy world we live in.

angeleyes
angeleyes

so sorry for the grandfather and his family, my heart goes out to you, couldn't imagine a worse scenario. Too bad the thug didn't put up a fight or try to attack the LEOs (but didn't hurt them) so he could have been eliminated. well the addict will now get the help he needs, go to jail and go cold turkey. i'm sure the thug's family will somehow blame LEOs and try for the thug lottery and as stupid as this country is, they may win.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

I'd love to see the worthless POS get the death penalty, but I'm sure he'll get a slap on the wrist and probation, and get told to go to a rehab. Gods help that poor grandfather, and the rest of his family.

WarrantDivision
WarrantDivision

Why in the hell did he confront that idiot? Call the cops. They would have responded PDQ when they heard a man was using drugs in public near a bunch of children having a party. That's what they're for. Don't be a hero. When I was a cop we told people this all the time.

RIDGERUNNER
RIDGERUNNER

The grandfather should have called the police instead of confronting the guy. At the same time I would have reacted exactly like the grandfather because of outrage that anyone would go to a park knowing there were children there and dope himself up.

GForce48
GForce48

More of that "fundamental change" that 0bama promised!

DrJeffreyP
DrJeffreyP

I would agree, should have called the cops. That said, no one intervened. That's way more concerning, in my view.

Snooper
Snooper

I hope that druggie sees the back of the jail cell for the rest of his natural life! What a sleeze bag!

TeneteLineam
TeneteLineam

Wait Im confused. I was under the impression that drug users were all non-violent offenders. Isnt that why there was a big push to let them all out of prison?

RPG156
RPG156

Unfortunately, its not a good idea to expect that a drug user is rational and will not react irrationally to a simple request not to do the only thing that defines his life.

LSJ
LSJ

And that is the reason I carry a gun

DRTice
DRTice

The police should have shot him dead

more purging needed
more purging needed

...and our bleeding heart society will accept the flaccid plea deal negotiated by a self-serving defense attorney and forget about it by tomorrow...

pixiepup
pixiepup

He should be put to death and if not, in prison for rest of life.

BurgessKrell
BurgessKrell

Why was the murderer not identified?