Wheelchair-bound man attacked, stabbed right in front of his Redding home

Jul 10, 2014 8:15 PM

A wheelchair-bound Redding man is recovering tonight, after being stabbed and punched right in front of his home in a robbery attempt early yesterday morning.

60-year old David Hisaw was taking a midnight stroll with his dog near Alta Mesa Park, but things took a turn for the worse when he came back home -- he was cornered by four young men who began attacking him.

"When I came back to my house here I pulled up on my wheelchair and they more or less were looking at my truck, looking to take stuff out of it..."

That's when David Hisaw pulled out his flashlight to see what was going on.

"Two of them came up over the side of the truck and two come up over the other side and cornered me..."

Hisaw says the suspects threatened to cut his throat and stab him, so he took off into this alleyway by the side of his home.

"It was quite a terrifying experience."

But he couldn't get away fast enough.

"They hit me in the shoulder and hit me in the face..."

Hisaw was taken to Mercy Medical Center, where he received two staples on his left shoulder for his stab wounds.

This is the second time Hisaw has been attacked near his home by a group of young men -- the first happened 7 years ago, when he first moved to the area.

Hisaw thinks the suspects were drawn to his home because it's not illuminated at night.

"As soon as I can I'm lighting this thing up...gonna look like Vegas when I get done."

Hisaw is the second person to be stabbed while walking his dog this week -- the first stabbing happened Sunday night.
Redding police aren't saying whether the two incidents appear to be connected.
There's a $5,000 reward leading to the arrests in Hisaw's stabbing.


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