Mickey was stabbed in the back in July while delivering a pizza on Herrick Street in Grand Rapids. (August 30, 2013)
GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- A 19-year-old man is in the Kent County jail, accused of stabbing a pizza delivery man and robbing a party store less than a month later.
Christian Hogg is charged with assault with intent to murder and two counts of armed robbery.
One of the victims, Mickey, says he's certain that he would be dead, if he hadn't fought back. The attack happened in July. Mickey says he was doing a favor for his friend who owned a pizza shop. "They were real busy, so they asked me if I could make a delivery. I said not a problem."
Mickey delivered the pizza to a house on Herrick Street; he didn't know that someone was hiding in the bushes.
"All the sudden this guy runs at me and stabs me. I thought I was being punched. He said 'Give me your money! I'm going to kill you.' He kept trying to get in my pockets, I kept fighting him off," recalls Mickey.
Somehow he escaped and was able to drive back to the pizza store to call police. "I got back and realized the knife was still in my back."
His attacker got nothing.
Mickey eventually recovered but as police were looking for his attacker, another armed robbery happened two miles away at the College Party Store.
"It was 12:30 in the afternoon. He walked in, pulled a gun and said he wanted cash. That's all. He got $200, not much," says owner Mustafa Abuawad.
Grand Rapids Police say forensic evidence led them to Hogg.
For both victims, it was a big relief. Mickey feels fortunate just to be alive. "I got to thank the Lord above that I'm still here to raise my children and to be here for my wife."