Oklahoma City man's throat slashed in road rage attack

An Oklahoma City man said he's lucky to be alive after his throat was slashed in a Warr Acres store parking lot by an angry motorcyclist who believed he had been cut off in traffic, Warr Acres police said.
by Juliana Keeping Modified: May 11, 2013 at 9:45 pm •  Published: May 11, 2013

“He came around, with the blade on his index finger and kind of hooked me,” Pierson said. “He got me from my ear down to my jugular.”

“An inch or more down, he would have gotten my jugular,” Pierson said. “I'm lucky it was a small blade. I'm really lucky.”

Pierson said he ran into the store and found his wife. He was taken to OU Medical Center.

The blade sliced an artery and part of a neck tendon, Pierson said. Doctors cauterized the wound, and Pierson said he received more than 20 stitches.

Sketch released

Warr Acres police officer Dustin Hendrix said police were still looking for Pierson's assailant Saturday and released a composite sketch.

Pierson described the attacker as a white male, thin and pale, with a slender nose and the “typical biker look.” The man was wearing a bandanna and looked to be 5 feet 11 inches or 6 feet tall. He said he did not get a good look at the motorcyclist's female passenger.

The motorcycle had a burnt orange metallic fuel tank, Pierson said.

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by Juliana Keeping
Enterprise Reporter
Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award...
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