A K-Mart loss prevention officer was allegedly knifed in the neck by a 61-year-old homeless man Tuesday evening as he was attempting to stop the man from taking a bicycle out the front door of the Northgate Drive store.
Manteca Police Lt. Tony Souza said the store’s security video camera caught the incident as it was unfolding and identified the man as Dwight Dwayne Airrington. Souza said the individual was recognized as being the suspect in another recent Manteca stabbing.
Officers located the man within an hour of the incident and arrested him in the 1700 block of Hoyt Lane, near McFall School. He was reportedly still in possession of the bicycle.
The store detective was transported by ambulance to San Joaquin County Hospital in French Camp where he was reportedly taken into surgery and expected to recover from his injury.
Airrington was charged with two felonies: robbery and assault with a deadly weapon with force likely to cause great bodily injury. He is being held in lieu of $350,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in the Manteca Branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court on Friday at 1:25 p.m.