PLAINS TOWNSHIP -- The man accused of stabbing a grocery store worker in Luzerne County went before a magistrate to face charges.
Police say around 7 a.m. Wednesday, Joseph Pradel used scissors to stab Jacque Vino, an employee at Weis Market in Plains Township.
According to police, Pradel was under the influence of a controlled substance and he certainly appeared to be as he left a magistrate's office.
Pradel didn't make a lot of sense as police led him in and out of a magistrate's office in Plains Township. But there was one thing he said quite clearly.
"Do you regret what you did?"
"Nah," Pradel replied.
Police say what he did was use scissors to stab a worker at Weis Market on North River street in Plains. Court papers show Pradel lives just down the street.
Through a crack in the door of the supermarket, one worker described how she rushed to help her coworker after he was stabbed.
"He was yelling for help and when we went, he had already stabbed him."
According to court papers, the store employee was stocking shelves early in the morning when he noticed Pradel with a pair of scissors in each hand. The employee followed him until Pradel turned around and lunged at him.
That's when investigators say Pradel stabbed Jacque Vino in the shoulder and the arm.
Witnesses say they're surprised it happened because Vino was always friendly and helpful to customers.
"Always a nice person, I am shocked. I am shocked at what happened," said Susan Broody of Wilkes-Barre.
It took four people to pin down Pradel during the attack.
According to police, he and Vino did not know each other.
The assistant manager of the Family Dollar store next to the supermarket says after this she will now be more vigilant about safety.
"I will be more safe. I will be more cautious to who is in the store," Heather Multsh said.
The Weis Market was closed for a couple of hours, but has since reopened.
Jaque Vino, the employee who was stabbed, is recovering from his wounds.
As for Pradel, the charges against him include aggravated assault and criminal mischief.
Police would not specify which controlled substance Pradel had used, but according to court documents, Pradel told police he was a pirate that came to America on the Santa Maria in 1776.