Palm Coast man allegedly stabs roommate with scissors over argument about their shared bathroom

The victim and suspect were roommates at a group home. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and later released.

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A Palm Coast man was arrested June 6 after allegedly stabbing his roommate with scissors over an argument about their shared bathroom.

The victim had three non-life-threatening puncture wounds on his right arm, thigh and ankle. 

The suspect, 67-year-old Wilbert Vreen, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to his arrest report. 

Vreen and the victim are roommates at a group home in the first block of Rolling Sands Drive. 

The victim told Flagler County Sheriff's Office deputies that he and Vreen had been arguing over their bathroom, the report said. 

When the victim returned to their bedroom and lay down on his bed, Vreen got up from his and began stabbing the victim with a pair of scissors, the report said. 

The victim said he used his walker to shield himself until a staff member pulled him from the room. 

He told deputies he delayed telling staff what happened because he was afraid of being kicked out of the home, the report said.

The staff member later told deputies that she had been outside the room and heard Vreen say "I am going to kill you" before she entered the room. 

Vreen is being held at the county jail on $25,000 bond.


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