Man stabbed in head with scissors during road rage attack shares story

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DENVER — A man stabbed in the head with scissors during a road rage attack on West 64th Avenue and Federal Boulevard in early March told his story for the first time.

He doesn’t want to be identified, only going by John. In hindsight, he admits he should have just walked away.

“It’s just not worth it. I wish I would have been more of an adult about it,” he said.

Standing up instead of backing down gave John a slight limp and cost him the function of his right upper body.

“We came to a light after cutting each other off for three to four blocks, there was a car in front of me. They braked so I braked,” John said.

The BMW rear ended John, then the two men inside reportedly rushed for his truck.

“Were trying to get into the truck and I had a ’93 Ford and couldn’t lock the doors. So I was fighting off the guy on my side and the guy on the passenger side was almost getting in,” he said.

John said he hit his accelerator and a box of belongings slid out his open door.

“So I stopped, got out and was picking up my stuff,” he said.

That’s when he said the men tried to steal his pickup.

“So I ran at them, had my hands up like I was going to fight and he stabbed me,” John said.

John was stabbed with a pair of scissors, first into the back of his neck, then lower, damaging his spinal cord.

“I remember going to the ground, my whole left side went numb,” he said.

The two men took off while John got stuck in the hospital for nearly a month.

“I definitely feel lucky because it could have been worse,” he said.

For him, it’s a lesson learned, but for the attackers, he’s not so sure.

“I hope something happens to them so they learn. Or they are going to end up doing something like that and it will be worse then what they did to me,” John said.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office said the two men have not been caught. They are described as Hispanic in their late teens or early 20s. They were driving a blue BMW with no plates and a temporary tag in the back window.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office.

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