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Hitchhikers accused of stabbing Good Samaritan who gave them a ride

Crime tape ropes off the parking lot of an IHOP restaurant in Rosemead, where a man was allegedly stabbed by a pair of hitchhikers he picked up in Arizona.

March 9, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Two hitchhikers were taken into custody after a man showed up at a Rosemead restaurant claiming he was stabbed after giving them a ride.

The man in his 30s was rushed to an area hospital shortly after 11 p.m. Friday. He told deputies he had picked up a hitchhiking couple in Arizona and was stabbed as he was exiting the 10 Freeway on the way to drop them off in Temple City.

The victim then drove himself to a nearby IHOP restaurant in the 3500 block of Rosemead Boulevard. The hitchhikers, a man and a woman, were taken into custody a short time later.

Deputies say they have admitted to being in the car with the victim.