Restaurant worker arrested for stabbing man over food order

HEMET, Calif.

Gabriel Villalba, 28, allegedly argued with a customer of a fast-food restaurant located on the 41000 block of East Florida Avenue in Hemet shortly before 1:50 a.m. Thursday. There was reportedly a discrepancy in the food order.

The argument escalated into a physical confrontation and Villalba allegedly stabbed the customer in the abdomen, according to the sheriff's department.

The customer was transported by friends to a hospital in serious condition. He was expected to survive.

Villalba was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and was booked at the Larry Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Investigator Juarez at the Hemet Station at (951) 791-3400.

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