GREENFIELD — A hitchhiker was stabbed in the chest Thursday night in Greenfield in what he told police was an attempted robbery by the men who offered him a ride.
The Hancock County Emergency Operations Center began receiving 911 calls shortly before 6:15 p.m. from citizens who saw a man covered in blood running from the parking lot of the Spray Zone Car Wash, located in the 1700 block of North State Street just south of Wal-Mart.
The man, later identified as Ira Taylor, was suffering from cuts and an apparent stab wound to the upper chest. He told emergency responders two men offered him a ride, then tried to rob him in the parking lot of the car wash. The men were driving a black Ford pickup truck, Taylor told police.
Taylor said he didn’t know his assailants, whom he had just met in the parking lot of the Greenfield Wal-Mart.