HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A city man is facing charges of aggravated assault after a dispute with his stepson over dirty dishes turned deadly, and he pulled out his pocket knife and stabbed him.
Hackensack Police arrived to the apartment of 48-year-old Frederick J. Schock III, who is unemployed, after fielding a 911 call from a witness after 8:30 a.m. today. Schock was allegedly arguing with his adult stepson over a heap of unwashed dishes in the kitchen sink that needed to be washed and put away. When he refused to carry out the chore, things escalated and Schock angrily pulled a pocket knife from his pants’ pocket and proceeded to stab his stepson in the lower chest.
The victim is being treated at a nearby hospital for a non-life-threatening injury.
Schock faces charges of aggravated assault in addition to possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon. He was remanded to Bergen County Jail and is due in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.