Man arrested for stabbing at Naples fast-food restaurant

On Wednesday, Collier County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Charles O’Conner, 58, for a stabbing at a Culver’s fast-food restaurant in Naples.

According to the CCSO arrest report, on Monday, a detective responded to Naples Community Hospital, where the victim of a stabbing was being treated for injuries. The victim said he was at a Culver’s drive-through, and O’Conner was shouting at him to “Hurry [expletive]; I’ll kill your [expletive].”

O’Connor continued to yell toward the victim, making threats while cars continued to move forward in the drive-through line. The victim reached the drive-through window and let the worker know about O’Conner’s behavior when he felt a bump in the back of his vehicle.

The victim got out of his vehicle to check for damage. Before he reached the back of his vehicle, O’Conner rushed him with a knife in hand and began stabbing. O’Conner and the victim fought for around two minutes before the victim was able to break free.

The victim suffered injuries to both hands that required surgery in Miami.

According to the report, the detective was not able to make contact through any of O’Conner’s previous addresses. He was tipped O’Conner may be sleeping on his boat near the boat ramp at Naples Landings. CCSO marine units went in search of the area but didn’t find O’Conner’s boat docked or anchored there.

Eventually, CCSO found O’Conner on his boat in waterways near the Isle of Capri, where the detective arrested O’Conner. According to the report, two knives and two T-shirts were taken from O’Conner’s boat and placed into evidence.

O’Conner faces a charge for Aggravated Battery With A Deadly Weapon.

O’Conner was taken to Naples Jail after being treated at the hospital for a fresh cut on his hand.

Reporter:Jerrica Valtierra
Writer:Jack Lowenstein
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