Fight about doughnuts leads to stabbing at Florida Krispy Kreme

Police say Julius Irving stabbed co-worker's boyfriend after argument

Julius Irving, who works at a Krispy Kreme in Gainesville, stabbed a co-worker's boyfriend after an argument Irving had about the way the victim's girlfriend was making the doughnuts, police say.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – An employee at a Krispy Kreme in Florida has been arrested after he stabbed someone following a fight about doughnuts, police said.

Julius Irving, 32, was arrested Thursday on a charge of attempted murder.

Gainesville police said Irving was arguing with a co-worker Wednesday night about the way she was making the doughnuts, so she called her boyfriend to come pick her up. When the boyfriend arrived, he confronted Irving about the argument and a fight ensued.

During the fight, Irving grabbed a 4-inch knife and stabbed the boyfriend several times, police said.

Officers found the victim with several stab wounds to his upper torso, stomach and thigh. He was taken to a hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery. He is expected to survive.

Police said Irving was arrested nearby and confessed to stabbing the victim.

Irving was being held without bond Thursday morning at an Alachua County jail.

Kryspy Kreme released a statement on Thursday afternoon:

“The safety of our guests and team members is our top priority. Our independently owned and operated franchisee is cooperating with law enforcement. We are keeping the victim in our thoughts and prayers. The suspect no longer works for this franchisee.”


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