Assault with a deadly fork?

May 6, 2014
Michael Leon Tapp

Michael Leon Tapp

Paso Robles police boarded an Amtrak train Saturday and arrested a passenger for stabbing another traveler with a fork.

Amtrak operators called the police around 5:30 p.m. Saturday after a fight broke out on a northbound train headed for Paso Robles. During the fight, the aggressor stabbed the victim in the face one time with a fork, according to Paso Robles police.

The victim, a 57-year-old Santa Cruz County resident, managed to subdue the attacker along with the help of other passengers, until the train reached the Paso Robles station. Police officers then boarded the train, and the victim received medical assistance at the scene.

Officers arrested 47-year-old Michael Leon Tapp for assault with a deadly weapon and booked him in San Luis Obispo County Jail. Tapp is a resident of Newberry Springs in San Bernardino County.


14 Comments

  1. NorthCountyGuy says:

    “The People are starting to speak out. We have had enough unnecessary injury and loss of life due directly from the men and women who are granted the responsibility to protect us.

    A youtube style montage exposing the everyday horrors in which innocent citizens are met with when dealing with law enforcement.

    Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/stop-resisting/#MukqGtuHiHdYkRQd.99

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e4c_1393541469

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  2. Robert1 says:

    Some liberal politician will now try and pass a new law allowing only “sporks” to be used in public places.

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    • Spork says:

      About time.

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    • OnTheOtherHand says:

      This also sounds like something a conservative “law and order” politician would do. Silly laws catering to public fears of incidents that grab attention primarily because they are very unusual seems to be a characteristic of politicians on both sides. The PATRIOT ACT was one such poorly thought out and overbearing piece of bipartisan legislation. “Security Theater” has a long history of political popularity among the ignorant masses.

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    • achillesheal says:

      I had forgotten all about sporks. Very underrated culinary tool, but a vicious sporking could still put an eye out I’m afraid.

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  3. achillesheal says:

    When he says “pass the salt”, he means business.

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  4. Kevin 99 says:

    Yeah, yeah, yeah—“If only everyone had a fork, this wouldn’t have happened.” Yeah, I’ve heard it all before.

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  5. NorthCountyGuy says:

    Unfortunate for the perp that he isn’t one of Jim App’s protected, criminal-class cronies.

    According to Burton, assault with a deadly weapon, motor vehicle, is perfectly ok when it is done by one of Jim App’s protected, criminal-class cronies.

    According to Burton, speeding in excess of 50 MPH in a 25 MPH zone is perfectly ok when it is done by one of Jim App’s protected, criminal-class cronies.

    According to Burton, perjury, auto insurance fraud and intimidation of witnesses with deadly force, is perfectly ok when it is done by one of Jim App’s protected, criminal-class cronies.

    According to Burton, criminal violence is perfectly ok when it is done by one of Jim App’s protected, criminal-class cronies.

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    • pasoparent5 says:

      ?? Do tell who you’re referring to… Not that I doubt your assertions since they concern our seemingly ethically-challenged city manager but now I’m curious…

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  6. Pelican1 says:

    Hmmm…perhaps spoon’n does lead to fork’n.

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