A 24-year-old Ceres man was arrested Tuesday morning, Feb. 2, after he allegedly threw a knife at a FedEx truck, peppering the driver with broken glass.
Christian Lusk, 24, of Ceres, was arrested on an assault with a deadly weapon charge.
The incident was reported at 10:25 a.m. at Rose Avenue and Glasgow Drive.
Officer Jeffery Godfrey met the FedEx driver in the 1800 block of Moffett Road.
The driver explained that he was delivering packages in the neighborhood when he came upon a white Subaru stopped in the middle of McNeil Drive. The FedEx employee waited for the Subaru to proceed, which it eventually did. The driver continued on with deliveries.
A short time later, the FedEx driver was northbound on Rose Ave approaching Glasgow Drive when he noticed the same white Subaru following him. At the stop sign at Rose Avenue and Glasgow Drive, the Subaru positioned in front of the truck to block him from moving forward.
Lusk allegedly exited his car and began yelling at the employee to “Slow the f- - - down!” as he approached the driver side of the FedEx truck. As Lusk was yelling as he approached the driver side door, the driver began to accelerate off in fear for his safety when Lusk threw a large knife at the driver’s side window, shattering it and spraying the driver with broken glass. The knife landed on the floorboard of the truck. The driver was not seriously injured.
As Officer Godfrey was talking with the FedEx driver, Officer Charles Rushing checked located Lusk at Glasgow Drive and Peachwood Avenue. The FedEx driver positively identified Lusk as his assailant.
Two witnesses told police they saw Lusk throw the knife at the truck.