Stabbing near South Knoxville grocery store - UPDATE

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A terrifying scene for a group of woman at Kroger, Sunday Night.

Police say a man demanded a woman's keys and then cut her with a knife when she tried to drive away.

One woman, who we'll call "Jane," wants to remain anonymous for her safety.

She said she was leaving work with her friend when she heard the commotion.

"This lady was screaming for help, saying help me, help me!"

She and her friend called 911.

"She was like hang up, hang up, he's coming over here and we were just hoping he would walk past us. "

But instead of walking past them, the man walked up to them, threatening them too.

"He had like a knife, and he was holding it to my left side of my shoulder, or my back area towards my lungs, and whenever I saw it, it just frightened me and I gave him everything," says "Jane '

Her Nissan van and everything inside it.

"He left with my pocket book, my money, my driver's license, social security cards,"

"Jane" says he was white, about 5 foot 9, with dark hair.

She not only wants her car back but "Jane" has also lost her peace of mind.

"I want him put away and I want him to not do this to someone else,"

Her van is a burnt orange, 2004 Nissan Odyssey, with a holographic butterfly sticker on the back.

If you've seen it please call police.



Police are investigating a stabbing in South Knoxville.

Police say it happened around 10 p.m. Sunday near the Kroger on Chapman Highway.

First responders say a woman told them she was in her car when a man approached and started asking her questions. The man then started yelling at her and demanded her car keys. Police say the woman tried to drive off and the man cut her hand with a knife.

Police say the man then ran up to another woman and demanded her keys at knife point. The woman threw the keys on the ground and ran the other way.

Police say the suspect left the scene in the woman's burnt orange Nissan Quest. The second victim was not injured.

The suspect is described as a white male, five feet nine inches tall, about 150 pounds with a skinny build and brown hair, last seen wearing dark blue jeans and a black button-down shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call 865-215-7212.


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