An argument between neighbors led to a stabbing Thursday night in West Palm Beach.
WEST PALM BEACH — A fight between neighbors ended in a stabbing Thursday night in the north end of West Palm Beach.
City police records show that 30-year-old Simeon Talbert faces an aggravated battery charge for reportedly stabbing his 27-year-old neighbor repeatedly.
Talbert was booked early Friday into the Palm Beach County Jail, where he remained Wednesday in lieu of $15,000 bail.
The West Palm Beach resident told city police that his neighbor texted him that day complaining about giving Talbert’s wife rides. "I’m not a taxi," the neighbor reportedly said.
Shortly after 9 that night, Talbert said he "aggressively" spoke to his neighbor, which prompted his neighbor to take a "fighting stance," outside their homes on 19th Street, according to West Palm Beach police records.
Talbert claimed the man hit him in the head, and the two ended up fighting on the ground. He said he took out his box cutter because he couldn’t fight the man off him.
Talbert said he wasn’t afraid for his life, but didn’t want to be beaten in the fight.
The man sustained eight cuts to his back, one to his right forearm and another to his right bicep.
The neighbor said he was outside smoking a cigarette when Talbert attacked him.
Police noted that the man’s cuts were deep, although it was not immediately clear how severely he was injured.