Walled Lake police are looking for a Howell man who allegedly stabbed a Bayside Sports Grille bouncer and fled the scene on Friday, Oct. 29.
According to a Walled Lake Police Department report, officers were dispatched to 142 E. Walled Lake Drive and approached by a visibly distraught woman. She told police the Bayside bouncer had been stabbed.
The perpetrator reportedly fled in a silver pickup truck and was last seen traveling on East Walled Lake Drive toward 14 Mile Road.
Police were able to identify the suspect and searched for him without success.
Police interviewed the victim, who said he had asked the suspect to step outside to speak with him privately and encourage him not to drink anymore since he was already inebriated, according to a police report.
However, the suspect repeatedly tried to return inside the bar. When the victim told him to refrain from re-entering, the man allegedly became hostile and began hurling profanities and hate speech, the police report states.
The bouncer again escorted the man outside and the suspect threatened to stab him, according to the police report. The suspect then suddenly lunged at the bouncer with a knife. The bouncer, thinking it was a punch, tried to block the blow but was slashed in the right forearm.
The suspect jumped into the pickup truck and allegedly tried to run the victim over with the vehicle, according to police.
The victim was treated at the scene without complications.
A trio of witnesses entering the bar reportedly corroborated the bouncer’s account.