Man Celebrating 21st Birthday Allegedly Stabs Homeless Vet 70 Times

Twenty-first birthday celebrations usually involve multiple shots. But Dale "Bugsy" Wakefield apparently opted for stab wounds — more than 70 — on a 71-year-old homeless veteran, police say.

Wakefield was captured by Baltimore police after his sister turned him in for allegedly calling her and telling her that he stabbed someone in Pennsylvania and needed to flee to North Dakota. He made it as far as the Mount Vernon Hotel in Baltimore before police found him.

Wakefield apparently has a history of violent crime — he pled guilty this year to making terroristic threats and simple assault. He has also previously pleaded guilty to a DUI, harassment, and escaping custody. Authorities say that drinking on his 21st birthday would also be a violation of his probation. As part of his probation, he was also ordered to undergo anger management counseling.

George Mohr, the 71-year-old veteran, is still alive and in critical condition in a Philadelphia hospital. Wakefield has been charged with attempted murder, but those charges will be updated if Mohr succumbs to his injuries.

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