Irate Panhandler Slashes Victim with Knife in Bloomington Dollar Store Parking Lot

Irate Panhandler Slashes Victim with Knife in Bloomington Dollar Store Parking Lot

BLOOMINGTON – A 47-year-old Bloomington panhandler became aggressive slashing a male victim with a knife several times on Saturday night.

The incident was reported at around 8:00 p.m. when a male victim and his friend witnessed suspect Max Ramirez, harassing a man and woman who were leaving a store located on Cedar and Santa Ana Avenues. The victim told Ramirez to leave the couple alone and went on his way toward his car with his friend. Ramirez asked the victim for change, the victim said no and Ramirez became aggressive. He told the victim that he was in his neighborhood. The victim’s friend told Ramirez to stop and to leave them alone, but he refused.

The victim exited his vehicle, and as the victim and Ramirez argued, Ramirez attacked him,” Fontana Sheriff’s officials said. “Ramirez repeatedly stabbed and slashed the victim with a knife. The victim had wounds on his neck, chest, arms, and hands.” The victim was treated at a local hospital and later released. Ramirez was arrested and booked into jail for attempted murder.

If anyone witnessed the incident or has additional information, please contact the Fontana Sheriff’s Station, 909-356-6767. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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