Man accused of stabbing tire over Black Friday dispute

Posted Nov. 28, 2011, at 12:58 p.m.
William Joy, 25, of Bangor
Penobscot County Jail
William Joy, 25, of Bangor

BANGOR, Maine — A man who reportedly was blocking traffic in an Airport Mall parking lot on Black Friday apparently got so upset when another driver made a comment that he stabbed the driver’s tire, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

The victim made his comments while driving past William Joy, 25, of Bangor at around 3:30 p.m. He then parked and went inside a store, the sergeant said.

“When he came out about 20 minutes later he found a knife in the side of one of his tires and it was flat,” Edwards said.

An eyewitness got the man’s license plate number and a description of the car and gave it to a manager of one of the mall’s stores, who in turn gave the information to police, the sergeant said.

Officer Doug Smith took the knife as evidence and then went and found Joy, who was charged with criminal mischief. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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