BLACK FRIDAY STABBING: Javier Covarrubias, 18, was arrested after an early-morning stabbing during Black Friday sales at the Westfield Plaza Camino Real mall. The teenager allegedly stabbed a man in the stomach, just after 12:30 a.m.
Javier Covarrubias fled the scene on foot with another suspect, who is still at large. The suspect is described as a thin male, about 5 foot 9 inches tall, who was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark pants at the time of the incident.
Javier Covarrubias was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. The victim underwent surgery for his injuries. If you have any information about the stabbing, please call the Carlsbad Police Department at 760-931-2197.
Black Friday sales bring out the worst elements in our society. Is 10 percent off an item, for example, really worth it?