Man stabbed in neck while sleeping at west Tulsa motel


TULSA, Okla. — A man is in critical condition after he was stabbed in the neck while sleeping inside a west Tulsa motel room Monday night, according to Tulsa police.

Police said Eryck Pippin admitted he stabbed the man just before midnight at a Budget Inn near Interstate 44 and U.S. Highway 75. Police said Pippin is the victim’s significant other.

Police said Pippin called 911 after he stabbed the victim. Pippin began rendering aid to the victim while he was on the phone with 911 operators. Police said Pippin admitted the attack was unprovoked.

“Apparently there were no arguments today. They’ve lived here together for a while. The victim was asleep and the suspect just decided to stab him. There’s no rhyme or reason,” said Tulsa Police Capt. Jarrod Hart.

Police said Pippin told them he locked his dog in the bathroom before he stabbed the victim to make sure the dog didn’t get hurt. Pippin was booked into the Tulsa County jail for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he is in critical condition with deep stab wounds to his neck.

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