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Valparaiso Police

VALPARAISO — After being fired from Kentucky Fried Chicken, a man allegedly stabbed another employee.

Joshua Moser, 26, of Valparaiso, was charged with aggravated battery causing serious bodily injury, intimidation with a deadly weapon, criminal mischief and possession of paraphernalia, according to the Valparaiso Police Department.  

At 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to Kentucky Fried Chicken at 2402 Calumet Ave. in Valparaiso, police said. A man was reported to be bleeding from his hand.

It was learned that a man had been stabbed by a former employee who had just been fired from KFC, police said.

Employees told police Moser arrived for his shift at KFC when management told him he had been terminated. 

Moser then began aggressively approaching a manager with a knife in his hand, police said. However, other employees intervened, subduing him.

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During the struggle, Moser allegedly stabbed another employee, injuring his hand and arm.

Moser then left KFC, cutting vehicle tires of management staff before walking south, police said.

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Officers tracked Moser to McDonald's, where he was seen entering the fast food restaurant at 2002 Calumet Ave. after the incident.

Police took Moser into custody without incident soon after the alleged stabbing. He was taken to Porter County Jail, where he is currently being held.

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Night Crime/Breaking News Reporter

Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts, investigative news and more. She is a Region native and graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology.