Sickening moment Florida thug, 36, stabs man whose father he looked after 40 times with SCISSORS ‘to try to behead him’ while ‘hallucinating’
- A man from Florida stabbed another man 40 times in an attempt to behead him
- Edmond Clarke, 36, knew his victim who was the son of a man he was a carer for
- The brutal attack was all caught on surveillance cameras in Lee County, Florida
- Clarke picked up a pair of scissors to begin his attack and later looked for knives
- Incredibly, the victim survived the attack and is now in hospital
- Clarke, who was hallucinating before the attack has been charged with attempted murder
Edmond Clark, 36, from Florida stabbed another man 40 times in an attempt to behead him
This is the sickening moment a Florida man stabbed a man he knew 40 times with a pair of scissors to allegedly try to behead him.
Edmund Clarke, 36, went into The Trading Post in Burnt Store Marina, a family-owned restaurant and store in Punta Gorda, with the son of an elderly man he acted as a caretaker for.
Clarke and the victim had entered the store together and were ordering food.
The pair could be seen choosing drinks and placing them on the counter.
Suddenly, Clarke grabs a pair of scissors from a nearby cup before lunging at the victim.
The entire bloody attack was all caught on surveillance video while at least two other people in the store were witness to the ‘brutal attack’.
The victim was stabbed more than 40 times in the head, neck and torso area. Deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office say Clarke could be seen hacking away at the man in an attempt to behead him.
Clarke, left, in blue, can be seen ordering food at the convenience store in Lee Country
Suddenly, Clarke can be seen grabbing a pair of scissors from a nearby cup before lunging at the victim.
Clarke took the scissors from a cup that was sitting on the counter at the store
When the scissors did not appear to be sharp enough, he allegedly grabbed other knives that he found inside the store’s kitchen area.
It was several minutes before police arrived on scene to tackle Clarke – all the while, the gruesome attack continued.
The victim was rushed to hospital suffering from severe wounds to his head, neck and torso.
Clarke had served as a caretaker for the victim’s father for about a decade.
The pair had met up prior to the incident taking place after the victim picked up Clarke from hospital after suffering from abdominal pain.
After leaving the hospital, Clarke told the victim he was hungry, so the pair stopped at The Trading Post store and were ordering food when the unprovoked attack suddenly began.
Incredibly, the victim survived the attack and is now in hospital
It was several minutes before police arrived on scene to tackle Clarke – all the while, the gruesome attack continued
The store was sealed off while police conducted an investigation into the unprovoked attack
Witnesses reported hearing Clarke suddenly experiencing hallucinations as he ranted about being targeted by an unknown enemy.
It was then his violent and vicious assault began.
Clarke was arrested at the scene and has been charged with attempted murder.
‘This disgusting crime will not be tolerated in Lee County,’ said Sheriff Carmine Marceno.
‘I am proud of the quick response of our deputies that helped save the victim’s life, and the hard work of my detectives to take Clarke off the street.’
The victim was flown to the hospital, where they underwent emergency surgery.
The store is located inBurnt Store Marina in Lee County, Florida, near Naples