St. Thomas Woman Stabs Man In Chest About Cell Phone After Break-Up
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas woman went to pick up her cell phone from a man who had broken up with her.
He was at a fitness club on Veterans Drive. She had secretly brought a kitchen knife to the rendezvous.
All hell broke loose.
Because the woman allegedly stabbed the man in the chest, instead of picking up the cell phone.
Moreta Sanchez, 31, of Altona, was arrested about 6 p.m. on Thursday after the man positively identified her as the person who stabbed him, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
Sanchez was charged with first-degree assault-domestic violence, according to the VIPD.
The man told police he asked the woman to pick up her cell phone after they broke up and when she arrived she stabbed him in the chest with a kitchen knife, VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.
The incident took place in the parking lot of G Mussels Fitness Center on Kronprindsens Gade about 3 p.m. on Thursday, according to Dratte.
An ambulance arrived on the scene at the fitness center and the injured man was taken to the Schneider Regional Medical Center where he was treated for a stab wound to the chest.
Sanchez was booked and turned over to the Bureau of Corrections pending an advice-of-rights hearing.
The VIPD did not issue a prepared statement on this incident.