Man allegedly stabbed with ice pick at McAllen bar

A man was stabbed with an ice pick while at a McAllen bar Saturday, at least according to a local police report.

The report states that the suspect, identified as Jesus Garza Espinoza Jr., approached the male victim at the Los Tres Chiflados bar in McAllen and allegedly stabbed the man in the chest with a 4-inch ice pick.

McAllen police reported that the victim had told the suspect, “ahora que (expletive),” before being stabbed.

Espinoza, who reportedly commutes by bicycle, left the bar on foot.

A witness corroborated the account, according to the complaint, and identified Espinoza as a regular at the bar.

The victim had waited 30 minutes after being stabbed before calling the police, the report read. Upon arrival, an officer observed the victim’s wound “with no blood escaping the puncture,” and while there were no internal injuries, the man required surgical sutures to close the wound.

Police also noted in the report that Espinoza rode east on Chicago Avenue, and officers headed to his residence in the 1700 block of West Quince Avenue. There was no answer after knocking, but officers said they noticed the outdoor light “turn on and then off,” according to the report.

Espinoza failed to open the door after repeated attempts, and contact was eventually made through a window, police reported, stating further that the suspect called dispatch to say he didn’t want to be arrested.

“Due to Jesus being a danger to himself and others, forced entry was made via the front door of the apartment,” the responding officer’s report read. “I entered with several officers into location and took Jesus into custody without incident.”

Espinoza was arrested and did not answer questions at the station, according to police.

He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, which is a first-degree felony. If convicted, Espinoza faces five to 99 years in prison and a potential fee of up to $10,000.