A man accused of stabbing a stranger in a Spokane McDonald’s bathroom told police he resorted to violence because the other man was taking too long, according to court documents.
Police arrested Darrell E. McDuffee, 53, Sunday. He is accused of slashing a customer several times on his face and wrist in the men’s restroom at the McDonald’s on West Wellesley Avenue.
The victim told police he left the bathroom stall and found McDuffee staring at him, court documents say. He moved around McDuffee to wash his hands and felt something hit the right side of his face. He then grabbed McDuffee’s wrist and wrestled him to the ground while yelling for help.
Several people came into the bathroom and helped hold down McDuffee until police arrived, court documents say.
En route to jail, McDuffee told a police officer the victim “was taking too long in the stall. That’s why I knifed his (expletive),” court documents say.
McDuffee also faces a felony drug possession charge.
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