Jerry Scriver said it is a good thing he keeps his cell phone in his front pocket because it may have saved his life during an attack.
Scriver showed CBS46 News the shirt with a slice through the front pocket. Scriver said the blade was roughly 12 inches and sliced the shirt open from the top of his chest down to the pocket.
“He just made a swipe at me and when he swiped you could see he swiped other times and then went this way, and you could see where it stopped is right where my cell phone was. I was pretty lucky.”
Once the knife was deflected from the cell phone, a GalaxyS2 in an Otter Box, the suspect and Scriver were face to face.