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Altoona, PA - Man Stabbed With Pen by Coworker At Five Guys Restaurant

Altoona, PA - Man Stabbed With Pen by Coworker At Five Guys Restaurant
Published: September 21, 2021
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on September 21, 2021

Stabbing at Five Guys Restaurant Leaves One Employee Wounded

According to KIRO 7, an employee stabbed his coworker with a pen at the Five Guys at 3420 Pleasant Valley Blvd, Altoona, PA 16602. 

Police were called to the restaurant on Sunday, September 12, 2021, following a man being stabbed in the head by his coworker. An argument broke out between the restaurant employees before 51-year-old Anthony Towles stabbed the victim with a pen after stating he was going to kill him. 

Towles was arrested and is facing two felony counts of aggravated assault with an attempt to cause bodily injury in addition to one count of making terroristic threats. 

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Legal Options of Victims Stabbed Outside a Restaurant

Attorney contributor Brian Kent is a violent crimes lawyer that has been representing victims and their families for many years. Brian has offered to share some of the legal rights of victims stabbed outside of a restaurant

"Restaurant owners and their management have a legal duty to provide a safe environment for both their customers and staff. Property owners must implement certain safeguards to deter crime, including surveillance cameras and strong lighting in the parking lots. If restaurant owners neglect to provide adequate safety, they may be found negligent and held liable for crimes that happen on their property."

"Restaurant owners could be deemed negligent in a civil lawsuit if a crime is found to be foreseeable. One such example of a reasonably foreseeable crime is if crime rates increased throughout the area, but the owner did not increase security on their premises. Victims and their families should know they could have reasons to file a civil lawsuit and possibly receive compensation for damages if the property owner is found liable and negligent."

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