A 51-year-old mechanic in Galveston is in stable condition after being stabbed in the neck by an angry customer in a tire shop Monday afternoon.

The victim, Charles Schatlowitz, was stabbed at about 3 p.m. at the A&A Tire Shop in the 5700 block of Stewart Road. The altercation apparently started when the customer wanted to use an air hose.

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The suspect, who was able to flee the scene, is described as black, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He had a shaved head and was wearing a dark shirt.

Schatlowitz, meanwhile, was rushed into surgery.

“My dad’s a good man. He’s a mechanic. He helps people as much as he can,” Schatlowitz’s daughter, Sharla Schatlowitz, told “For somebody to sit there and do that to him, that’s evil.”

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Any person who has information regarding the incident is encouraged to call the Galveston Police Department at 409-765-3702 or Crime Stoppers at 409-763-TIPS (8477).

Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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