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Teen randomly chose truck driver she stabbed with butcher knife, police say


A Wisconsin woman has been charged with homicide after she allegedly attacked a truck driver at a gas staton on Monday.

The incident happened on Monday, July 15, in Mukwonago, Wisconsin.

Police say that a 59 year old Illinois resident had been driving a truck for Ace Hardware shortly before the stabbing occurred. As he was waiting for items to be unloaded from his truck, the unidentified man went to the North Star Shell gas station for a soda. That was when 18 year old Ashlyn Wieczorkowski allegedly emerged from where she had been hiding in an aisle in the gas station and stabbed the man in the chest with a 12 inch butcher knife without saying anything, according to a report from Fox 6 Now.

Wieczorkowski reportedly stabbed the truck driver a second time, this time in his hand.

The truck driver said that he kicked at Wieczorkowski to get away and eventually escaped into the parking lot.

When officers arrived on scene, they found Wieczorkowski still clutching the knife and her phone.

She was placed under arrest and is now facing one attempted first degree intentional homicide charge. She is being held on a $750,000 bond.

The truck driver was taken to the hospital for treatment of the stab wounds. The stab to his chest reportedly resulted in a four inch deep wound.

Mukwonago police said that the victim and Wieczorkowski did not know one another and were not involved in any argument before the stabbing.

Investigators believe that the truck driver was selected at random.

Wieczorkowski later told police that her suicidal thoughts had turned homicidal and that she had been planning on killing a woman because she thought it would be easier.

The incident remains under investigation.


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