Man arrested in connection with stabbing at Mid-Market cellphone store

A man was arrested in connection with a stabbing at a phone store in the Mid-Market area on Tuesday, police said.

The 33-year-old suspect reportedly entered the store on the 1000 block of Market Street about 11:20 a.m. and began grabbing phones from a display and put them into his bag, police said.

A female employee confronted the man and he began following her around menacingly behind the counter and a 20-year-old male colleague intervened and confronted the suspect and told him to get out, police Officer Albie Esparza said.

The suspect then brandished a knife and sliced the man on his forehead, Esparza said.

Police arrived and arrested the suspect, who was identified as Teo Crazybull of Long Beach, Esparza said. He is also known as Tony Goodthunder.

Crazybull was booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault, robbery and burglary, Esparza said.

According to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Crazybull was arrested for a similar crime in 2012 in West Whittier.

In that incident, Crazybull, who was 30 at the time, was arrested after he reportedly robbed an El Monte Staples of tablets. Employees at the Staples at the time were on high alert when he entered the store that day because they remembered him from two days earlier when he reportedly stole a laptop.

Crazybull reportedly threatened the employees who confronted him with a sharp object. He used a boxcutter to cut open the boxes of the tablets he reportedly stole.

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