Complaint: Racine man stabbed stranger in the neck, hid from police in backyard

Updated: 3:35 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2019

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 49-year-old Racine man is facing criminal charges after police say he stabbed a stranger in the neck while walking down the street.

Robert Calk is charged with aggravated battery and first degree recklessly endangering safety for his alleged involvement in the Dec. 15 stabbing.

According to a criminal complaint, Kenosha police responded to 48th and Sheridan for a report of a man suffering from a knife wound.

An ER doctor stated that the victim had received two to three stab wounds to the throat, but the wounds missed the wind pipe and the jugular.

The complaint says the victim and a friend had been walking down the street when Calk approached them and said, "What are you going to do, shoot me?" Neither the victim nor his friend had said anything, and the two looked at Calk, confused.

Calk reportedly pulled out a small knife and stabbed the victim in the neck before walking away. 

Police found Calk hiding in a backyard on Sheridan Road. Officers indicated that Calk was heavily intoxicated and had difficulty standing. 

When questioned by officer, Calk said that he was defending himself and refused to elaborate any further.

Calk is held on $15,000 bond. He is due for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 27.


Posted: 9:48 a.m. on Dec. 15, 2019

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A confrontation between two strangers in Kenosha has resulted in one man being stabbed and another facing criminal charges.

Kenosha Police were called to the area near 48th Street and Sheridan Road around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday for a report of a stabbing.

The investigation revealed that as two men were passing each other on the sidewalk, words were exchanged, and the 50-year-old suspect stabbed the 38-year-old victim in the neck.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where he is currently being treated for what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

The 50-year-old suspect was taken into custody.

He is facing charges of recklessly endangering safety and substantial battery.

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story. 

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