UPDATE: The owner of Shawn Ryan's Pub said that he has reviewed security tapes from the night of the incident and that no one fitting the description of the alleged attacker was in his bar.
Baldwin Borough police Chief Michael Scott said that a case involving a local stabbing this past Tuesday has moved in a different direction—specifically, away from Baldwin Borough.
Initially, Baldwin police had been told that a man known as either "Fats" or "Pat" had stabbed a Whitehall Borough resident as the victim and the victim's girlfriend were leaving Hog's Bar & Grill on Prospect Road in Baldwin.
"(The victim's) girlfriend I guess got into an argument with (the attacker) in the bar," Scott said on Oct. 9. "Over what? We don't know."
But the story has changed since then, Scott said on Monday.
The girlfriend, apparently, was mistaken, Scott said. She now says that the stabbing actually happened behind the Burger King at 2900 Brownsville Rd. in Pittsburgh's Carrick neighborhood after she and her boyfriend left Shawn Ryan's Pub in Brentwood Borough (directly across the street from the Burger King).
Baldwin police knew that the victim had at least tried to visit Brentwood sometime within a few hours of the stabbing. Originally, police were told that, after a stabbing near Hog's Bar, the victim got into his vehicle with his girlfriend and drove toward a relative's house in Brentwood while bleeding from his torso, Scott said on Oct. 9. Then, after his girlfriend convinced him to visit a hospital, he drove to Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Jefferson Hills Borough before being airlifted to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh's Oakland area for more treatment.
It is now not clear, Scott said, if the victim ever went toward a relative's house or if the victim's girlfriend just confused the situation because she was drunk. Scott said that the girlfriend was "blacking out" during the hours around the stabbing.
Perhaps the strangest part of the story, however, is that it is now believed that the victim and his girlfriend—after the stabbing and while the victim was bleeding (and driving)—headed to Hog's Bar in search of more drinks only to find that Hog's had closed at around midnight.
The alleged attacker in the stabbing may be from the Lincoln Place-West Mifflin Borough area, Scott said. Scott believed originally that the attacker was nicknamed "Fats." But, he said, upon further review, "Fats," who is believed to be 27 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 300 pounds, may actually be named "Pat."
Scott said that the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is now handling this case.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect should call Pittsburgh police at 412-488-8326.
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