BELLEVUE, Pa. - A woman remains jailed on charges she robbed a Pittsburgh-area dollar store and stabbed the manager.
Donna Turner, 49, remained jailed Thursday on robbery, aggravated assault and other charges in the Saturday night incident at the Dollar General Store in her hometown of Bellevue.
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Police say Turner told them she robbed the store shortly after 10 p.m. because she needed rent money. They say she hid in a storage room then emerged after the store closed, wrapping two pieces of wood inside a shirt to make it appear she had a gun, and carrying a large knife.
Police say Turner demanded money, but was wrestled to the ground by a worker and the manager, who was stabbed in the arm. Police used a tourniquet to stop the bleeding.
The victim, John Jamrozik, who has since been released from Allegheny General Hospital, told Channel 11's Renee Kaminski the Bellevue police officer who saved his life is his guardian angel.
“I take it one day at a time. God has blessed me,” said Jamrozik, who thanked his guardian angel, Officer Donald Mason, in person Thursday.
“If he hadn't received that training, I wouldn't stand here right now in front of you. My goal is to be at my daughter’s wedding in October, and he made that happen,” Jamrozik told Kaminski.
On Thursday, Turner told Kaminski that she is sorry and wishes she could take back what she did.