Florida Man Repeatedly Stabbed Krispy Kreme Colleague's Boyfriend after Argument over How She Made Donuts

A Florida man has been charged with attempted murder after he stabbed a man following an argument about donuts, according to police.

Julius J. Irving, 32, is said to have stabbed his co-worker's boyfriend at a Krispy Kreme donut store in Gainseville, northern Florida at around 10pm, ABC News reported, citing Gainesville Police Department.

Officers called to the scene discovered a man on the floor who had been stabbed in the upper torso, stomach and thigh, police said. The victim was taken to hospital and underwent surgery.

According to police, Irving had argued with his Krispy Kreme coworker Olivia Zavalza over her method of making donuts. Zavalza then called her boyfriend to pick her up from work.

After Zavalza's boyfriend turned up at the store, he and Irving started to argue. As the altercation escalated, Irving took a swing at the woman's partner, police told CBS News.

Irving then whipped out a four-inch knife, according to ABC. Police say he used the weapon to repeatedly stab his co-worker's partner.

Officers found Irving near the store. During an interview with police, he confessed to the stabbing.

Police booked Irving, who is from Alachua county around 15miles away from Gainesville, was booked at Alachua County Jail, records show.

The 32-year-old was charged with attempted murder. Officials did not reveal the identity of the victim, however Gainesville Police Department told ABC News he survived the attack,

Inspector Jorge Campos of Gainseville Police Department told CBS: "The 26 years that I've been here I'm not aware of a stabbing like this occurring at that location or near that location. One of those random acts."

"One of the wounds in the leg area was bleeding pretty badly and the officers immediately identified that this injury, if not treated immediately, could result in the individual dying."

Tim Johnson who works nearby the donut store told CBS: "It's actually kinda shocking it seems like a really nice area. If you're going to somebody because they think their donuts are better than yours...I don't really know what to say to that."

University of Florida grad student Anthony Pivarunas told CBS: "I don't think this is going to change my liking for doughnuts, I guess I'm just going to have to pick which employees donuts I like better."

A spokesperson for Krispy Kreme said in a statement according to ABC News: "The safety of our guests and team members is our top priority. Our independently owned and operated franchisee is cooperating with law enforcement. We are keeping the victim in our thoughts and prayers. The suspect no longer works for this franchise."

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Julius J Irving is accused of stabbing a man during an argument about donuts. Alachua County Jail