A 45-year-old man was stabbed around midnight Saturday after refusing to place a bet on a foot race with a 17-year-old boy in the 1500 block of South Greenwood, Wichita police Sgt. Roger Runft said.
Runft gave the following account:
The man was visiting someone who lived in the neighborhood near Harry and Hydraulic, and he “for whatever reason, began conversing with a 17-year-old male, and they decided they wanted to start having a foot race in the street.”
The conversation turned to exchanging money for the winner of the race, and the man refused to do so, Runft said.
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The teen then ran into the house the 45-year-old was visiting, came out with a knife and stabbed the man in the chest before fleeing the scene.
He was taken to the hospital in critical condition with a punctured lung. He is expected to survive his injuries.
Police do not know if the 17-year-old and the 45-year-old knew each other, and have not located a suspect yet.