Truck driver escapes stabbing threat at Kearny Mesa dealership

The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) responded to a call about a man threatening people with a knife in Kearny Mesa, San Diego.

The incident occurred at 9:40 a.m. on April 15, 2018 at the CarMax dealership on the corner of Dagget and Convoy.

SDPD Lt. Christian Sharp elaborated.

“When police arrived, the suspect was chasing a truck driver, who was picking up cars at the dealership, with a pair of scissors,” said Sharp. “He chased the truck driver over to his big rig and at one point tried to get into the big rig.”

According to NBC 7, the truck driver was holding a metal bar in case he needed to defend himself, but never struck the suspect.

Several employees sought refuge inside the dealership.

Police used a beanbag shotgun and a K9 unit to take the suspect into custody. After taking a hit by a beanbag and being bit by the police dog, the suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment for his minor injuries.

The man, in his late 20s, was booked on two felony charges, including making criminal threats.

“He’s chasing someone around with a pair of scissors, threatening to kill someone,” said Sharp. “That’s pretty serious.”

The identity of the man was not disclosed.