Stabbing Victim at Dizzy’s Leaves Hospital ‘Alive and Well’

Guadalupe Morales, who was attacked on Sat., Sept. 1 outside of the Ninth Street diner, was well enough to go home, his boss said.


Just six days after an employee was stabbed outside of a Ninth Street diner, the victim was able to go home, the restaurant’s management said.

On Sat., Sept. 1, , stabbing him multiple times in the arms, chest and back on the corner of Ninth Street and Eighth Avenue, police said.

The violent attack took place at around 2:09 a.m. while the 41-year-old employee, a man named Guadalupe Morales, was cleaning up outside the restaurant. The stabbing left Morales unconscious on the sidewalk, cops said.

He was immediately transported to Kings County Hospital where he was in stable condition, and he was released on Thursday in good health, his boss said, who asked not to be identified.  

“It’s disturbing and unfortunate that this happened to him,” the boss said. “We are just happy that he’s alive and well and was able to leave the hospital. That’s the most important thing.”

After learning that “Lupe” was the victim, his fellow colleagues put out a donation jar on Dizzy’s counter. The donations jar, which was filled with $300 on Thursday, was actually an idea from one of the regulars, explained the manager, John Hurley.

Hurley, who has worked with Lupe for a year-and-a-half praised him.

“He’s a good guy, hard working and always has a smile on his face,” Hurley said on Thursday. “I get here at 5:45 a.m. and he’s just finishing his shift and he still has his smile on after working all night.”

After the attack occurred, police did not have a motive. But as of Friday, a police source told Patch that they have a person of interest.

“We are now sure who committed this crime,” the source said. “He’ll be arrested very soon.”

As for a motive, the source said that it was most likely an attempted burglary that went wrong.

“We don’t want the neighborhood to be thinking that there is a crazy guy out there hacking people up,” the source said. “It was an attempted larceny that went bad.”

Marvin Ciporen September 08, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Why was the stabbing victim taken to Kings County instead of Methodist Hospital?
Will Yakowicz September 10, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Because Kings County is a city hospital and Methodist is private.
Brooklynjt September 11, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Will, are you sure about that? Or is it because Kings County has a Level 1 Trauma Unit and Methodist doesn't? Someone who is unconscious and losing blood from multiple stab wounds seems a prime candidate for Level 1 Trauma care, don't you think? Or are you making other assumptions based on the victim? Do you think the medics rolled him to find his insurance card and then decided where to take him?
BRADY September 11, 2012 at 10:06 PM
KCH hosp is a trauma center METHODIST hosp is not


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