New York City during Christmas is a special place, and it’s a great place to be in love. But it’s also a big city with big city problems. For one young lovebird, The Big Apple was where he proposed to his girlfriend. And it's also where he got stabbed in the neck.
Connor Rasmussen, 23, of Washington state popped the question to his girlfriend, 22-year-old Jordan Asher, Friday on a rock in Central Park overlooking the Wollmann ice skating rink. Down below, 11 friends and family were on hand to witness the special moment. She said yes!
Unfortunately, their dream trip turned ugly Sunday morning around 1:45 a.m. Rasmussen and friends were looking for a slice of pizza when they noticed a strange man following behind them. Then, without warning, the man ran up and plunged a steak knife into the bottom of his neck. "Initially I didn't know that I had gotten stabbed," he told the New York Daily News."I was so confused, I felt the handle of the knife and I pulled it out. I then checked for blood and immediately put pressure on it."
Fortunately, the knife didn’t go deep, and Rasmussen escaped with just eight stitches, after getting a CAT scan to confirm there wasn’t further damage. Police now have the knife and are hoping they can collect DNA evidence from it to finger the attacker. Though the incident “traumatized” them, according to a family member, Connor’s fiancé says, “I think God was watching over us and Connor, and we're happy to be able to move on exactly how we came.”