Target Shopper Stabbed Inside Store

Man grabs knife, attacks unsuspecting shopper at random, police say

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    Dallas police say a 30-year-old man unwrapped a butcher knife inside a Target store, chased down a random shopper and stabbed her. (Published Friday, May 18, 2012)

    A man took a butcher knife from the housewares section of a Target store on Thursday night and stabbed a female shopper in the back, Dallas police said.

    It happened about 6:30 p.m. inside the Target at Loop 12 and Marsh Lane.

    Antowann Davis, 30, apparently picked the woman at random and dropped the knife inside the store before fleeing, police said.

    Davis was arrested by arriving officers near the store, Lt. James Walton said.

    The victim, identified as Dallas attorney Martha Jones, was stabbed in the lower right back, "causing pain and profuse bleeding," according to the police report.

    A woman who answered the phone Friday afternoon at Jones' office said she was doing better. Jones is an associate at the prominent law firm Fish & Richardson.

    Antowann DavisDavis was jailed on $25,000 bond. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

    Shoppers outside the Target said they were surprised at the attack.

    "You wouldn't expect it at Target," said one woman. "It's kind of scary."

    A Target spokesman did not immediately return a phone call late Friday seeking comment.