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Man goes out dancing after being stabbed

  |   June 13, 2006 at 6:08 PM
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 13 (UPI) -- A man in San Jose, Calif., was stabbed in the hip, but reportedly chose to go dancing rather than to the hospital.

Details of the stabbing were limited, but the San Jose Mercury News said Enrique Hernandez went home after being stabbed with a kitchen knife by an unknown male assailant.

There Hernandez removed the knife, cleaned and wrapped the wound, then went out to the Palo Alto bar in San Martin for some drinks and dancing Sunday, the newspaper reports.

A concerned patron at the bar called the police after observing blood stains on Hernandez's pants, the Mercury News said. The police in turn contacted paramedics who took him to the hospital to treat his wound.

"He was still drinking at the bar when we got there," said police Cmdr. Joe Sampson. "Usually if someone gets stabbed, we are called right away. Most people don't walk away with a knife in their hip."

After being treated for a one-inch wound to his hip, Hernandez was then released from the hospital, the Mercury News reports.

Police said Hernandez was stabbed on the street about three blocks from his home by the unknown assailant, but details are sketchy.

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