• Man wanted after stabbing co-worker at a Lakewood restaurant, police say

    By: Kenny Ocker, The News Tribune

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    LAKEWOOD, Wash. - Lakewood police are asking for the community’s help in finding a man they say stabbed a co-worker at a fast-food restaurant there last month.

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    Michael Romero, who goes by the nickname “Silent,” was working the grill Aug. 16 when his co-worker said he was taking too long to finish orders, charging documents say.

    A melee ensued, and Romero armed himself with a knife, stabbed his co-worker in the stomach and slashed his arm before fleeing the restaurant, documents say. He has not been seen since.

    Romero was charged in absentia with first-degree assault in Pierce County Superior Court.

    The San Diego native is about 5-foot-6 and 170 pounds, with dark brown hair and brown eyes. He is a felon with a history of firearm possession and should be considered armed and dangerous, Lakewood police say.

    Fast food employee stabbed man who told him he was ‘taking too long with orders,’ police say.

    Anyone with information about Romero’s whereabouts is asked to contact Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477). A reward of up to $1,000 is available for information leading to Romero’s arrest. Callers can remain anonymous.

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