The Chatsworth man whose face was slashed by a transient told Chatsworth Patch on Friday he believes his attacker wanted to cut this throat -- but missed.
Bob Pierce, 58, was a customer at the on Devonshire Street in Chatsworth on Jan. 14, when allegedly came from behind and cut Pierce on the left side of his face from the corner of his eye down to his mouth, requiring 40 stitches.
Solimon was scheduled to be arraigned in San Fernando Superior Court Friday. He was being held in the Van Nuys Jail in lieu of $30,000 bail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
Pierce said the emotional part of the trauma is over now, but when he was attacked he was bleeding profusely.
Pierce said Solimon, who he has spoken to in the past, told him he didn’t like that Pierce parked his bike next to the building where the Harley Davidson bikers usually park.
Pierce said he told Solimon: "They should have gotten here sooner."
When Pierce left the bar, he found that his bike had been moved into the middle of the parking lot. When he bent over the bike to move it back to where he left it, that’s when Solimon pulled a knife on him, according to Pierce.
“It was like wham, slam, thank you ma’am,” Pierce said. “I believe he was going for my throat, but missed. I’m glad he is lock[ed] up. I may have saved someone else’s life.”
Pierce said he frequents the saloon about three times a week. And that he knows a bartender there. Pierce believes Solimon “lost it” when he attacked him.
“When I was leaving, he snuck up behind me. I don’t hate him,” Pierce said.
Solimon, who was arrested Jan. 18, could not be reached for comment.