Police: Iowan Stabs Homeowners After Botched Tomato Robbery

A man faces robbery and assault charges after allegedly stabbing two homeowners who chased him when he tried to steal tomatoes from their garden.

Elmer Pace, 53, faces robbery and assault charges for the incident, which occurred on Saturday afternoon in Des Moines.

Police say Pace, who had fled on a bicycle after being confronted, was eventually caught by Mark Daggy and Mick Daggy. Police said Pace produced a folding knife and stabbed Mark Daggy in the left side and slashed Mick Daggy across the wrist when they caught up with him.

When officers arrived at the scene, Pace was being held down on the ground.

Mark Daggy was treated at Mercy Medical Center while Pace was taken the Broadlawns Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.