Mesa, Arizona – Imagine having a friend or family member at the mall, shopping or whatever. At some point, this person use the public restroom in the mall. Now imagine at this point somewhere, a complete stranger walks up behind this friend or family member and shoves an 8-inch butcher knife in their back, leaving them to die on the floor of a fucking restroom. That’s what happened to 31-year-old Issura Jackson after he went to the restroom located in the food court of the Fiesta Mall. His attacker? A complete stranger by the name of Bernard Allen, 25.
He has a history of mental illness and has spent 6 years in prison for his connection with a robbery and drive-by shooting. Jackson was not his first victim, either. On Sunday, the day before the attack on Jackson, Allen attacked another man at the same mall. He stabbed him several times in the neck area using a pocket knife. That man, Lathaniel Clinton Brown, 22, was in the Macy’s department store at the time.
Brown reported being grabbed him from behind and being stabbed in the neck with a knife by Allen. He turned around and said to the Allen, “What are you doing? I don’t even know you.” Allen then stabbed Brown three times in the shoulder and fled. Allen’s reasoning for stabbing both of these men is that he thought they had disrespected him in some way. Both of the men who were attacked are Native Americans, and police are looking at that as a factor as well. Either way, Allen is bat-shit crazy.
In this latest incident that left Jackson bleeding to death on the floor of a public bathroom, Allen had just bought the knife from a store in the mall. The employees stated he was acting strange, but sold the 50.00 butcher knife to him anyway. It was 11 minutes after this purchase that the first 911 call was made reporting a man walking around the mall with a bloody knife in his hand. When police arrived, they found Allen sitting on a bench at a mall entrance, the knife laying beside him. Bernard was booked on one count of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated assault and held on $500,000 bond.
It’s not just the fact that this guy was walking around for two days randomly stabbing people in the mall that bothers me. It also sucks to think that Jackson went into a public restroom at a mall, where he had to hope that someone hasn’t shit in the urinal or walls, or some asshole may start rubbing his hand under the stall next to him, or any myriad of hassles that can happen from the simple act of taking a piss in a room shared by the rest of the public. Then this happens. Out of all the places to end up dead.Tags: Murder, restroom, Stabbing