By now, you've probably seen the mind-blowing image of a man standing inside of a Queens McDonald's with a knife in his back, blood running down his white t-shirt. Because a picture is worth a thousand words, there's so much more to this story.
The victim, 53-year-old Andrew Hardy, was stabbed with a kitchen knife during an altercation outside of the restaurant on Tuesday morning. This type of incident might rattle the common man, but Hardy kept his composure, calling his 22-year-old daughter to tell her that he was most likely going to miss their Think Like a Man Too movie date.
"Me and my daughter was supposed to be spending quality time together," he told the New York Post. "We were meeting up that afternoon." Hardy says his daughter flipped out, because why wouldn't she? "She got hysterical, naturally . . . but I still kept my cool because, if I had really got hurt, stabbed-stabbed, I would have really known that it had hit some vital," he added. "S***, I got a cool demeanor."
He also has 106 arrests for charges ranging from petit larceny to weapons possession, and has been in and out of jail, including a six-month bid in 2008. A stabbing is nothing to him.
Robert Boyce, NYPD Chief of Detectives, told DNAinfo that Hardy refuses to cooperate with the investigation, which police are moving forward with regardless.
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