A Trenton, New Jersey man says he was stabbed in the back outside his home early Sunday morning, but he didn't realize it until after he went to bed and woke up ten hours later. The unidentified man told police he was having a smoke outside his North Clinton Avenue home at approximately 2 a.m. when a man he did not know approached and asked him for a light. The victim had been drinking, and the request quickly escalated into an altercation.
After blows were exchanged, the assailant ran off, and the victim declined to give chase. He went to bed. He dreamt, presumably, of medeival torture devices, bloodthirsty lions, and that scene at the end of Dark Knight Rises when [spoiler!] Marion Cotillard slowly and (somehow seductively) stabs Batman. He awoke, reportedly feeling pain, and told his brother something was definitely wrong.
"And his brother said he had a knife blade protruding from his back,” Lt. Mark Kieffer, a police spokesman, tells NJ.com. Police were called to the house, and confirmed the presence of a five-inch knife blade stuck in the victim’s back. He was taken to an area hospital, where he's still recovering but expected to survive.
No arrests have been made, but Kieffer, who didn't just fall off the turnip truck, tells the Daily News, "I don't know if we believe his story. It's hard to believe, but sometimes (with a crazy incident) it's just dumb."