3 Elderly Customers Stabbed At NJ Burger King

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP/CBSNewYork) — Three elderly people were injured when a homeless man allegedly stabbed them in unprovoked attacks at a New Jersey Burger King Saturday.

Detective Matthew Bandurski told The Star-Ledger of Newark that 58-year-old William Pittel used a six-inch steak knife to stab a 70-year-old man and two women, ages 86 and 87, at about 6:20 p.m. in Sayreville.  He fled, but was soon found at a nearby pizza restaurant.

Pittel faces aggravated assault and weapons charges in Saturday’s incident.  He was being held Sunday at the Middlesex County Jail on $500,000 bail, and it was not known if he had retained a lawyer.

The male victim was treated at a local hospital and released late Saturday night. But the women remained hospitalized Sunday with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

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  • Sarah Lorraine Thomas

    i use to work at cheesquake rest area in south amboy and i never though he would do anything like this he seemed like someone down on his luck

  • Frank

    He’s French-Canadian

  • Pierce Biczis

    dude i saw this guy at quickcheck

  • Theresa

    Theresa I though he was going to hurt someone on Saturday morning in Wal Mart he was sitting on the bench and he kept looking at me in a very scary way . All he would do is play with his beard and hair .

  • sam

    He’s been roaming the streets of Sayreville and South Amboy for years! I ring him up at least once a week for his purchases of bottles of water and stuff. He never says anything. My manager told me that he’s been walking the streets for ages, since she could remember and we always said there was something off about him. He sits inside the store and just stares at everyone. I’ll walk into work and he just stands and stares at me. I try not to make eye contact. I knew one day he’d snap. Damn shame..

  • Tom

    How come there are no comments om his ethnicity (not that anyone cares).?

  • Sheila

    This looks like the same guy who has been lurking around South Amboy by Foodtown and by the liquor store on Route 9 in Sayreville, NJ. I first encountered a man looking like him by Foodtown in the summer of 2010. It was really hot and he was wearing layers of clothes. He was sitting on the top of the squared garbage container. As I passed him he said “hello” and I replied hello back only out of fear of not saying anything. He was scary looking with long ragged hair and beard. He reminded me of Charlie Manson. About 2 weeks ago as my dad went to the Market I saw him walking up and down the sidewalk of the small strip mall. He looked at a window display of the Liquor store and then walked away. It feels scary that until someone harms a person we cannot do anything as a community to arrest people like this. I am glad he is off the street. I want to believe he was once a “nice” person but had taken a wrong turn.

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