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6 Mar
Woman Shops With Knife Protruding From Neck

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Subject: Woman Shops With Knife Protruding From Neck

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From: "Bryan O'Sullivan"
[Yanked from the neck of Yahoo!]

Woman Shops With Knife Protruding From Neck

DARBY, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania woman spent the better part of an
hour shopping at a neighborhood grocery store without realizing that a
passerby had stuck a knife into her neck, police said on Saturday.

Darlene Jones, 62, set out from home on foot before 7 a.m. (1200 GMT) on
Friday, when a running passerby slapped her on the back of the neck -- or
so she thought.  She kept on going, as if nothing had happened.

Jones walked to the Acme supermarket in the nearby community of Yeadon,
just outside Philadelphia, and bought a package of Oreo cookies and a
newspaper before making the half-mile (1-km) return journey to her house.

Only after she got home did her daughter notice the handle of a kitchen
knife sticking out of her mother's neck. The daughter yanked out the blade,
releasing a gush of blood, and quickly got her to the Hospital of the
University of Pennsylvania, where she was listed in fair condition on

``Five or six people walked right past her without even noticing,'' Darby
Police Chief Robert Smythe told the Philadelphia Inquirer, while describing
the incident as a ''random, vicious attack.''

Supermarket surveillance cameras later showed the woman strolling through
the aisles of the store, past clerks and customers, with the knife handle
clearly visible.

Jones could not give police a description of her assailant, saying she did
not even notice if it was a man or a woman.

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