He was probably just trying to be a gentleman.
John Pitts, Jr., bought a pack of cigarettes for a lady friend yesterday afternoon and, according to a witness statement to police, Eddie Dyer “thought that was rude.”
The two men, who were inside an apartment at 1010 Ostrich Lane in North Toledo, argued and then began to punch one another.
The brawl escalated when Dyer, 70, of 2983 McCord Rd., allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed Pitts multiple times, according to a police report and court affidavit.
The two were kicked out of the apartment and made their way to the parking lot where they were met by police and paramedics.
Pitts, 49, was loaded into the back of an ambulance and taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center with nonlife threatening injuries to his head and chest.