Updated: Philly Man Stabs to Death Wendy’s Co- Worker in Bensalem Beer Parking Lot
A Philadelphia man has been charged for the stabbing to death of a Wendy’s employee in the parking lot of Bensalem Beer and Soda.
Dominique Isaac Harris, 40, was arraigned by District Court Judge Corryn L. Kronnagel at 4 am Thursday with one count of criminal homicide and one count of possession of an instrument of crime with intent. He was sent to Bucks County Correctional Facility, with bail denied by Judge Kronnagel.
According to the criminal complaint, police were dispatched to the scene at 1919 Street Road just after 8 am.
An employee of the beverage store told police that when arriving to work they observed large pools of what appeared to be blood. Additionally police located, a cell phone, blood stained clothing, a Wendy’s hat, blood stained paperwork, duct tape and other items.
At around 10 am today Police discovered the body of victim Michael Pickens in the area of the Cornwells Train Station park and ride police said.
Through video surveillance investigators observed the attack of the victim stabbed several dozen times, according to police.
Subsequently the suspect went back to his vehicle and ran the victim over with his car, police said.
Police reviewed additional video footage from the Wendy’s Restaurant located at 2041 Street Road where he was taking out the garbage and then approached by the suspect later identified to be Harris.
Harris chases the victim until he catches up to him, and then repeatedly stabs him with a knife.
Investigators met with the victims family members confirming the victim’s identity.
According to court records, family members told police the victim had a prior fight in January with the suspect who also is a Wendy’s eZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ mployee.
Police said the description of the suspect by family members fit that of the suspect in the video footage and the vehicle was seen leaving the parking lot after the attack.
Just before 10:30 pm Philadelphia Police 35th District informed Bensalem investigators they had Harris on a traffic stop at Broad Street and Huntington Avenue driving the vehicle that fled the area of the stabbing.
Officers said they observed “fresh” blood stains in and on the vehicle, according to police.
Blood stains, court records show, were found on the driver side fender. Harris, police said, had his right hand bandaged.
Bensalem Police are asking that anyone with information about this incident, contact police at (215) 633-3719 or submit an anonymous tip the Bensalem CrimeWatch page
He is currently scheduled for a preliminary hearing on April 12
Editors Note Intern Josh Thompson contributed to this story
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