A New Jersey man slept soundly for about 10 hours until he awoke with a peculiar pain — from a knife in his back.
The 42-year-old Trenton man didn’t know what was wrong until his brother identified the problem.
“His brother said he had a knife blade protruding from his back,” said Lt. Mark Kieffer, a Trenton police spokesman.
The victim, who was not identified, had been stabbed during a fight on his porch, Kieffer said.
The fight started around 2 a.m. Sunday, when the victim, who had been drinking, stepped out for a cigarette.
While he smoked, another man approached and asked for a light. When the victim refused, an argument broke out and escalated into a fight, Kieffer said.