A delivery driver stabbed in the stomach during an attempted carjacking in Midtown on Monday morning was able to chase down his attacker.
The driver pulled his parking brake near the corner of Spring and 8th streets to deliver an Insomnia Cookie order, according to Atlanta police. Investigators believe that decision slowed the would-be carjacker, allowing the victim to catch up to his vehicle.
When he was first approached around 1 a.m., the victim thought the man confused him for an Uber driver, Capt. Jessica Bruce told Channel 2 Action News. He tugged on the vehicle’s rear door handle.
The victim “exited his vehicle and at that point a fight ensued where the suspect stabbed the victim one time in the stomach,” she said.
The attacker jumped in the driver’s seat, but he didn’t get very far. The car skidded along Spring Street with the wounded victim running behind, Bruce said.
After traveling a few feet, the car came to a stop, and the two men struggled again. That caught the attention of an off-duty Atlanta police officer working nearby, and Bruce said the attacker ran away. Investigators are still working to identify him.
The victim was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and was stable Monday morning, according to police.
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