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Argument over Cesar Chavez Day leads to stabbing

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Posted at 4:07 PM, Jan 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-08 18:07:44-05

A Phoenix man uses the Cesar Chavez Holiday as excuse to chase down and stab a man outside a Jack in the Box Restaurant.

Court documents show that it was a normal day when two coworkers were eating lunch at a Jack in the Box near 36th Street and Thomas, until 34-year-old Christopher Daniel Morales entered the restaurant.

Morales screamed out at all the customers that "Mexicans did not deserve the holiday today," court paperwork shows.

Morales approached one victim throwing his backpack at him. The victim and his coworker ran out of the restaurant but Morales pursued them.

One victim fell down, and Morales jumped on top of him stabbing him continually about the chest, head and arms.

Seeing his coworker being attacked he and another customer came to his aid as Morales attempted to stab them as well.

They succeeded in getting Morales off the victim, one even pursued Morales as he fled.

Police caught up with him about a block away.

Morales is facing charges of aggravated assault and attempted second degree murder.