NORWALK, Conn. An outdoor card game in South Norwalk took a sinister turn Thursday night when a passerby stole all the money that was sitting on the table. One of the players was stabbed, but Norwalk Police were unable to determine what had happened due to the victim's level of intoxication. Officer Julio Rodriguez, a new member of the NPD, may have saved the victim's life as he applied pressure to his profusely bleeding wound.
Officers happened upon the victim while they were investigating another incident--two men fighting at the intersection of Woodward and Burritt Avenues. As police talked to the men the victim walked up, bleeding badly from a laceration on his left arm. Sgt. Lisa Cotto said it was arterial bleeding, which Rodriguez worked to control. The victim was taken to Norwalk Hospital and Cotto said he was still a patient there as of Friday morning. A hospital spokesperson could not confirm that.
The victim said he had been playing cards with friends in the area of 37 Woodward Ave. A man walked up and asked for money. They ignored him, but he grabbed the $30 that was on the table and ran.
Police went to 37 Woodward Ave. and confirmed the story, but said they could not get a description of the man because everyone was intoxicated.
Follow The Daily Norwalk on Facebook.
Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.