Police locate and arrest Texas man accused of stabbing restaurant manager after refusing to wear mask – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth


LEAGUE CITY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – It took months, but police in one town in Texas finally arrested the man who they claim stabbed a restaurant manager with a pocket knife after being told he had to wear a face mask.

The stabbing took place in March at a Jack in the Box restaurant in League City, just southeast of Houston. Authorities issued an arrest warrant for James Schulz Jr. shortly after the stabbing, but he was not taken into custody until this week, police said.

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At the time, police said Schulz refused to follow the restaurant’s policy of requiring him to wear a mask to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. He entered the restaurant without a mask and was asked to wear one to be served inside or to use the drive-thru.

Schulz then walked to the door and, with the manager’s back to him, he allegedly ran behind the manager, tackled him and stabbed him repeatedly in the arm and upper torso.

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In total, the director was stabbed with knives, police said. He was taken to hospital, where he was treated and released.

Schulz was arrested Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault with a lethal weapon and disorderly conduct. The prison records do not mention a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.

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