MUKWONAGO — Ashlyn Wieczorkowski, 18, faces one count of first-degree attempted intentional homicide after reportedly stabbing a man Monday morning at a North Star Shell in Mukwonago, according to police.
At about 9:15 a.m. Monday, Wieczorkowski allegedly stabbed a 59-year-old man from Illinois with a 12-inch butcher knife at 1060 N. Rochester St. after she walked 4 miles with the knife in her pants and randomly selected a victim, according to the criminal complaint.
The man, who was driving a delivery truck for ACE Hardware when he stopped for a soda at the gas station, was taken to Froedtert Hospital for wounds to his chest and hand.
The victim told police Wieczorkowski hid behind an aisle and plunged the knife into his chest, according to the criminal complaint. She allegedly stabbed him in one motion and didn’t say anything, the man told police.
After the alleged attack, Wieczorkowski headed toward the coffee area and crouched behind the end of the counter before being taken into custody when police arrived on the scene, according to the criminal complaint.
Wieczorkowski reportedly told police she took the knife from her home. After her parents and sister left, Wieczorkowski said she walked 4 miles to the gas station, according to the complaint.
Wieczorkowski told authorities she had been suicidal, and her suicidal thoughts turned to homicidal thoughts. She reportedly had been seeing a therapist about a week before the incident, according to the complaint.
The judge set Wieczorkowski’s cash bond at $750,000.