A New York man was stabbed to death Saturday allegedly by an employee at the restaurant where he was celebrating his engagement, MyFoxNY reports.

27-year-old Antonio Lacertosa was out celebrating his engagement to his childhood sweetheart Bridgette at Espana Restaurant on Staten Island when he got in a heated argument with an employee at the restaurant.

Police say the employee stabbed Lacertosa in the chest with a kitchen knife and fled.

Police have not named any suspects nor made any arrests in the case.

Friends say Lacertosa was a hard-working man, and described him as a "big teddy bear" who would give his friends the shirt off his back.

Lacercosta and Bridgette were planning on getting married in eight months.

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