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Horror at Bed, Bath & Beyond as shopper is stabbed in chest a DOZEN times by stranger as she pushed her baby son through store in stroller

  • Kerri Dalton walking through store when rushed with no warning by man with a knife
  • Both lungs are punctured but she remains in critical but stable condition
  • Infant unharmed in incident
  • Alleged attacker is Tyrik Haynes, 19, who already faces charges for setting a cat on fire on Christmas Eve

By Joshua Gardner and Daily Mail Reporter
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A woman was brutally stabbed in the chest more than a dozen times while shopping with her infant child at a Bed, Bath & Beyond store on Thursday evening.
Tyrik Haynes, 19, was charged with attempted murder in the attack in Middletown, New Jersey on Friday and held on $1 million bail. He had previously been charged with torturing a cat.
Haynes allegedly rushed upon Kerri Dalton, 29, with no warning as she pushed her son’s stroller through the store.

Attacked: Kerri Dalton was brutally stabbed over a dozen times while shopping with her infant son in a New Jersey Bed, Bath & Beyond

Attacked: Kerri Dalton was brutally stabbed over a dozen times while shopping with her infant son in a New Jersey Bed, Bath & Beyond

Tyrik Haynes was charged with attempted murder, child endangerment, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon in his first court appearance on Friday

Tyrik Haynes was charged with attempted murder, child endangerment, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon in his first court appearance on Friday

The teenager then allegedly stabbed Dalton repeatedly in the chest, puncturing both her lungs. Incredibly, she still managed to dial 911 for help.

Dalton experienced significant blood loss and was airlifted from the Middletown store to Jersey Shore Medical Center where she was stabilized.

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