Auto Body Shop Owner Stabbed by Customer

The customer was released from the hospital and so far, no charges have been filed.

By Willard Shepard
|  Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014  |  Updated 6:30 PM EDT
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A Good Samaritan came to the rescue of auto body shop owner who was being attacked with a knife by a customer, police said Tuesday. NBC 6's Willard Shepard reports.

A Good Samaritan came to the rescue of auto body shop owner who was being attacked with a knife by a customer, police said Tuesday. NBC 6's Willard Shepard reports.

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A Good Samaritan came to the rescue of auto body shop owner who was being attacked with a knife by a customer, police said Tuesday.

Workers near the All Florida Collision body shop in SW Miami-Dade had their day come turn upside down when police raced to the scene.

Police say a man, who came to this location where his car was being repaired, wasn't happy with the service.

"Somebody came in and I guess they were arguing with the management or owner and he pulled out a knife," said Oneil Delapenaj.

At this point its too soon to tell if its a targeted thing or just a dispute that escalated, Miami-Dade Police said.

Detectives questioned workers at the body shop to find out more about what happened. Police say the customer, identified as 45-year-old Freddy Saladriga, started fighting with the owner.

That customer produced a fire arm and shot the suspect in the lower extremity.

Although the Good Samaritan customer was cut and transported to the hospital, he's already back home. The owner of the body shop remains at the hospital. 

The customer was released from the hospital and so far, no charges have been filed.

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