Delivery driver stabbed in Clovis

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers

A Clovis man was stabbed multiple times and robbed Saturday while delivering pizza, according to Clovis police.

Guido Fernandez, 20, an employee of Papa John’s Pizza, was stabbed at least five times around 10:30 p.m. after he delivered pizza on Gidding Street, according to a police report.

Fernandez suffered a collapsed left lung and a punctured trachea from stab wounds, in addition to three or four other stab wounds in the upper torso and left shoulder, according to the report.

He drove back to Papa John’s on 21st Street where an ambulance and police were called in reference to a subject “with a slit throat,” the report reads.

Witnesses said Fernandez had just finished delivering pizza to a resident in the 1900 block of Gidding Street when he had an altercation with two men who attacked him near the residence, according to the report. The suspects stole approximately $14 from Fernandez, according to Clovis Police spokesperson Capt. Patrick Whitney.

Fernandez was flown to a Lubbock hospital Saturday, according to the report. Officials at Lubbock hospitals couldn’t confirm Fernandez was treated. Calls to Plains Regional Medical Center were not returned.