Suspect Stabs Utah Restaurant Employee Who Refused To Lend Him A Pen

Meet Kristopher Davis.

The 32-year-old Utah man was in a Mexican restaurant early yesterday morning when he asked an employee if he could borrow a pen “to get a girl’s phone number.”

But when the Beto’s Restaurant worker declined Davis’s request, a verbal argument ensued inside the Salt Lake City eatery.

During the 2:45 AM dispute, Davis slapped the victim’s finger away from his face, prompting the employee to try and escort Davis from the restaurant. Davis, however, “pulled a knife and stabbed the victim in the leg then again in the abdomen/rib area,” according to a Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office report.

The worker was transported to a local hospital in serious condition.

Davis fled the restaurant, but was later apprehended by police, who reported that he confessed to the stabbing. He is jailed on a felony aggravated assault charge. Davis’s rap sheet includes prior busts for burglary, domestic violence, assault, criminal mischief, and possession of drug paraphernalia.