Bad: Showing up drunk for your job interview.
Worse: Getting into a fight with your prospective boss when he notices.
Worse than that: Stabbing him when it looks like he’s going to win.
El Cajon police say the applicant, Jose Lopez, showed up drunk to a job interview at 207 South Sunshine Avenue.
When the business owner smelled alcohol on Lopez’s breath, he confronted the interviewee about it.
In turn, Lopez became angry and then got physical, police say. A fight ensued, but when the boss got the upper hand and put the suspect in a headlock, Lopez stabbed him in the arm, according to investigators.
Believe it or not (I suggest believing it because that’s just how these things work), Lopez’s fortunes didn’t get much better from there.
Following the stabbing, he did what you would have to consider the smart thing. He ran away. But because he wasn’t going to be easy enough for his victim to describe and identify as it was, he helpfully left behind his job application. Police used it to track down his address and he was soon charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
The boss was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital (really) for treatment of his injury, which was described as minor.