Police: Man continues watching UFC fight after stabbing friend in the Midway District

Posted at 8:21 AM, Oct 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-07 11:25:12-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A man was arrested after police say he stabbed his friend, then returned to watching a UFC fight.

The stabbing happened on the 3000 block of Midway Drive around 9:15 p.m. Saturday. Police say the two friends took a Lyft from downtown to the Midway District when they got into a fight.

After leaving the car, the pair’s argument became even more heated before the suspect, Paul McNett, 43, wrapped his arm around the victim’s neck and stabbed him in the front of his neck.

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After the stabbing, McNett stayed at the restaurant to watch the UFC fight.

The 55-year-old victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. McNett was arrested and booked into jail.