SAN CLEMENTE (CBSLA) — The son of Laker legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was arrested this week on suspicion of stabbing a 60-year-old neighbor.
Adam Abdul-Jabbar, 28, was arrested Wednesday following the report of a stabbing in the 300 block of Calle Guaymus at about 10 p.m. Tuesday, according to officials with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.READ MORE: Marvel Suing To Keep Rights To 'Avengers' Characters From Copyright Termination
The neighbor, Ray Winsor, said he has known Adam since he was a child and said that they have had arguments in the past, including one in December, but nothing like what happened Tuesday.
Winsor said he approached Adam at about 9:30 p.m. and spoke with him about not taking out the trash for an older woman who lives at the house and who Adam reportedly refers to as “grammy.”READ MORE: Witnesses Describe Chaotic Scene As Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Unfolds Near U.S. Open Of Surfing
“He said, ‘Shut your mouth, I’m gonna stick a knife through your teeth,'” Winsor said. “I said, ‘Really,’ because I thought he was only joking. I’ve known the kid for a long time.
“I turned, and he was on me,” Winsor said. “I thought he was punching me, but he actually had a knife. After the fourth punch, I felt a very sharp pain and noticed blood coming out of me, and then I had one to the top of my head, and I was trying to get back to my house and he was in front of me.”
Adam, one of the basketball star’s three son’s, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and was later released after posting $25,000 bail.MORE NEWS: Funeral Service To Be Held In Covina Hills For Lance Cpl. Dylan Merola Who Was Killed In Afghanistan
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did a live Instagram chat with the Washington Post about race Friday morning but did not comment on his son’s arrest.