LORAIN — A Lorain man was stabbed Monday night by a neighbor he said was “getting upset” over politics and President Barack Obama.
Police met with the victim at a home in the 1300 block of Euclid Avenue at 11:25 p.m. Monday. 19-year-old Corey Craig was sitting on the living room couch, bleeding excessively and holding a towel to his face.
Police said it appeared as if the entire side of Craig’s face had been sliced open, and there was a large amount of blood on the carpet.
Craig told officers at 10 p.m. he and his neighbor were outside of their duplex drinking beer and talking. Craig said his neighbor had already been drinking when he asked him to join.
Craig said he and the man had no problems that night, but the man was getting upset over politics and Obama. Craig told police his neighbor went to get him another beer and when he returned, swung at him, slicing open his face.
According to a police report, Craig’s wife saw the blood on Craig’s face and pulled him into the house, calling 911. She told police she was inside during the alleged attack, but she heard no arguing or fighting prior to the incident.
Craig was flown by LifeFlight to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland due to the severity of his injury.
Officers conducted a search of the suspect’s residence, and he was not home. Police spoke with the man’s girlfriend of six years, who gave officers two different last names for the man, saying she did not know how he spelled it. She told officers she did not know her boyfriend’s birthday, saying only that he was in his 30s.
No arrests have been made yet, according to Lt. Mark Carpentiere.