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T-Mobile Employee Stabs Customer Following Dispute over Phone Bill

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A T Mobile USA employee has been arrested after a customer who visited one of the company's retail stores left with a stab wound to the stomach.

According to the police report, the unnamed 59-year old T-Mobile customer visited his local outlet to complain about being double-billed by the phone company.

For reasons that are not clear, this complaint escalated to a full fight between the customer and a member of the shop staff, 21-year old Darnell Schoolfield. During the fight, the customer apparently ripped off Schoolfield employee name badge and took it to the police to file a complaint.

It was at the police station that what he thought was punch to the stomach turned out to be a stab wound. He was taken to hospital, where his condition was described as serious.

Police issued an arrest warrant against the T-Mobile employee, who has since been remanded into custody. Schoolfield is charged with criminal attempt homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, and possession of instruments of crime.

T-Mobile spokesman told the Philly newspaper that the company was "shocked and saddened" to hear about the incident."

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