LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Lexington police say a man became so startled when a gas station clerk fired a warning shot at him that he stabbed himself with a knife.
Police told WKYT-TV in Lexington that 45-year-old James Bloom had been urinating on the side of the gas station Sunday night at around 9 p.m. EDT. Police say Bloom took out a knife and yelled racial slurs at the employee while approaching him.
Officers say the employee took out a gun and fired off a warning shot into the air, startling Bloom to the point that he jumped and stabbed himself.
Bloom was taken to UK Hospital with a stab wound. He was cited and released.
The employee had a concealed carry permit and police say he is not being charged.