One transport van driver brought a knife to a fist fight with another transport driver overnight Wednesday, Miami-Dade cops said, resulting in one man in county jail and one in Jackson Hospital.
Israel Pena got to Ryder Trauma Center in stable condition, police said. American Ambulance CEO Ben David said the company has been in contact with Pena and expect him his discharge to be Thursday or Friday.
Meanwhile, Redys Padron faces an attempted second degree murder charge. David said both men drive non-medical transport vans for AMC Medical Transportation, 6767 NW 74th Ave.
According to the arrest report, when Pena clocked in around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Padron wanted to finish an altercation from Monday. Pena accommodated Padron until Padron whipped out a silver knife.
Padron, the report said, slashed Pena from his back to his stomach, then stabbed him in the stomach again. Then, Padron hopped in his white Toyota Tacoma and left. A Miami-Dade officer spotted and stopped Padron on Northwest 72nd Avenue near 41st Street, about half a block from Padron’s current location, Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.