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Man stabs bus passenger with knife because he refused to give him a cigarette

By Mason White 5:24 PM April 22, 2015
Skyler W. Wheeler 

By: Wayne Morin
A man was arrested on charges of assault after stabbing a bus passenger because he refused to give him a cigarette, police in Kentucky said.

Louisville Metro Police said that they have arrested 31-year-old Skyler W. Wheeler, after being accused of stabbing the unidentified man several times in the back.

According to the arrest report, the incident took place around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. According to the police investigation, Wheeler was at a bus stop when he asked the victim for a cigarette.

When that person did not give him one, Wheeler began beating him. Wheeler threw the victim to the ground and began kicking him.

Wheeler then pulled a knife and stabbed the victim several times in the back. The victim was taken to University Hospital. A witness identified the suspect as Wheeler, police said.

As Wheeler was arrested, an officer checked his jacket pocket, where he found a pill bottle containing nine unmarked prescription pills.

Wheeler was arrested and charged with assault and having a prescription controlled substance that was not in its proper container.

His bail was set at $100,000.