A Vernal man was hospitalized after his roommate allegedly stabbed him with blades attached to his hands like claws, similar to those wielded by the X-Men character Wolverine.
The victim, 20, had suffered multiple wounds when he arrived at a hospital on Aug. 8, Uintah County sheriff's deputies wrote in charges filed last week. He told police his roommate, 19, had locked him out of their apartment near 400 East and 600 South, but he was able to get back in. The victim said he was going back upstairs when he noticed his roommate "had on wolverine blades and a knife in his other hand," deputies wrote.
The roommate allegedly prepared to strike the victim, so the victim grabbed his arms, deputies wrote. The roommate then began "thrashing around" cutting the victim in the head and arm with the Wolverine blades and leaving a deep puncture wound in the victim's thigh, deputies wrote.