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Raleigh police: Man stabbed driver in the neck

Posted July 8, 2009

— Raleigh police arrested a man who was accused of stabbing a driver in the neck with a pen or pencil early Wednesday.

Officers charged Donnell Lamont Smith, 30, with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Andrei Vass, 57, of Norlina, told police he met Smith at the Buckhead Saloon in Raleigh and agreed to drive him to a shelter. When Vass asked him to get out of the car, Smith stabbed him in the neck, authorities said.

Vass flagged down an officer on West Hargett Street and told him what happened. Police later found Smith and arrested him.

Vass underwent surgery at WakeMed, police said. He was expected to survive.


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  • Eastern N.C. Native Jul 8, 2009

    Where is the change?!?! Seems like the same kind of people keep doing the same stuff.

  • YNCSW51 Jul 8, 2009

    It is more to this story than this. Can we get the whole story please this just does not sound right.

  • KevinUNC97 Jul 8, 2009

    Look at this guy, and then read the story (met at 'saloon'). Sounds like a hook-up gone wrong IMHO.

  • mproctor2 Jul 8, 2009

    another role model...............

  • LongHorns Jul 8, 2009

    The man did not need to be stabbed, but there is more to it.

  • Chole Jul 8, 2009

    Don't pick up strangers!!! Didn't your mom teach you that?? Too bad hope the guy is alright.

  • Beach4Me Jul 8, 2009

    Why don't we ship all our "undesirables" out of our country?

  • Sidekick Jul 8, 2009

    Here's a 30 year old, living in a shelter and tries to kill a good sumaritan. Probably because he wouldn't give him his car or his money. Poor victim of society. Don't worry, 'change' is coming.