Police: Roommate stabs man for interrupting laundry

LAWRENCE | A man in Lawrence apparently stabbed a roommate who interfered with his laundry.

The victim, in his 30s, arrived at Lawrence Memorial Hospital around 9 p.m. Tuesday with a 12-inch gash on his back.

He told police that his roommate slashed him with a straight razor during a fight that started after he pulled the suspect’s laundry out of the dryer before it was dry, according to Sgt. Damon Thomas of the Lawrence Police Department.

The men share a living space at a house in the 400 block of Michigan Street.

The suspect, a man in his 50s, was in custody late Tuesday.

The victim is recovering, and has multiple stitches.