A 24-year-old suburban West Palm Beach man nearly died after being stabbed in the heart and buttocks multiple times last month, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.
The fight started when 20-year-old Romario Seymour Dixon confronted the man about allegedly punching his cousin, who is Dixon’s ex-girlfriend, according to a sheriff’s office report.
The altercation turned physical and ended with Dixon stabbing the man multiple times, according to the sheriff’s office. Dixon, of Fort Lauderdale, is being held without bond in the Palm Beach County Jail on an attempted first-degree murder charge.
The man had been sitting in a car Aug. 28 outside his home listening to music and talking to a friend on the phone, according to a sheriff’s office report. He saw his cousin and Dixon pull up and nodded hello. He heard his cousin ask Dixon if he was “going to handle it,” the man told deputies.
Dixon approached the man’s car and accused him of hitting his cousin. The man said that was an incident from a year ago the two had settled.
After throwing punches back and forth, Dixon told the man, “I got something for you,” and the man ran.
He tripped on his way into the home and felt Dixon stab him in the buttocks. He turned over, he told deputies, and found a knife in his chest.
He pulled out the knife and stumbled into the house. He collapsed in a bedroom and yelled for help. His mom found him covered in blood holding the knife.
After emergency surgery and days in a hospital, deputies spoke with the man from his hospital bed. Deputies booked Dixon into jail Saturday, according to jail records.