Comforter likely protects college student from stabber, police say
MADISON, Wis. — A college student believes the comforter he was carrying protected him early Monday morning on State Street when a man tried to stab him, according to a release.
The 23-year-old student told officers he was carrying somethings to his dorm room around 12:35 a.m. in the 700 block of State Street after returning from his parents’ home, police said.
He said a stranger approached him, pulled out a knife, lunged at him and stabbed at him with the blade, according to the release.
The victim told officers he believes he would have been hit in the head or upper torso if he didn’t have the quilt to shield himself from the weapon, officials said.
Officers found the suspect, 36-year-old Richard L. Wasley, at the other end of State Street near the Capitol Square based on the victim’s description.
Wasley faces tentative charges of first-degree reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct and bail jumping.
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