Worker slashed outside popular Park Slope diner Dizzy’s

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A knife-wielding criminal stabbed a beloved Dizzy’s Diner employee outside the popular Park Slope restaurant — and co-workers now need help raising cash to pay for his hospital bills.

Guadalupe Morales — a 41-year-old late-night porter regulars call “Lupe” — was cleaning outside the eatery at the corner of Ninth Street and Eighth Avenue just before 2:10 am on Sept. 1, when a man slashed his neck, back, and chest, cops say.

The perp — described as a 20-year-old wearing a black tank top and jeans — then ran towards Prospect Park, disappearing before police could catch up.

An ambulance rushed Morales to Kings County Hospital, where his condition soon stabilized, said concerned co-workers.

“Lupe is one of the sweetest guys here. There’s always smile on his face and he’s an incredibly hard worker,” said Dizzy’s manager John Hurley.

That’s part of why customers and co-workers are donating money to help with his medical bills and recovery.

Hurley said people can drop cash in a jar at the restaurant and that a more organized fund-raising campaign will likely begin by Friday.

Cops are still hunting the attacker, saying his motive is unclear.

“Nobody knows why it happened,” a 78th Precinct source said on Tuesday.

Reach reporter Natalie O'Neill at or by calling her at (718) 260-4505.

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jim from park Slope says:
Where are the owner's of Dizzy's in this fundraising campaign? If they provided healthcare to their worker's it wouldn't be necessary to go out and essentially beg to pay for it.
Sept. 5, 2012, 8:58 am
judahspechal from bed-stuy says:
single payer!
Sept. 5, 2012, 9:20 am
Alli from Park Slope says:
Why didn't they rush him to Methodist Hospital--you know-2 blocks away?????!!!!!
Sept. 5, 2012, 2:10 pm
Jim says:
FYI, Business cant get insurance for illegal immigrant
Sept. 5, 2012, 8:17 pm
Tom from Gowanus says:

All you have to do to protect this website from possible liability actions for publishing racist and abusive posts is to examine the envelope information for the offensive submission, locate the IP and MAC numbers, and program them into your firewall to block them. This will block all future posts no matter what name they use.

If you don't you are tacitly agreeing with and publicizing the abusive posts that are regularly seen on this site. This latest, from "judah spechal from bed-stuy" should frankly be investigated for involvement in the crime. But it shouldn't be published.
Sept. 7, 2012, 1:33 pm
old time brooklyn from slope says:

It is called the first amendment..

Mazel tov
Sept. 8, 2012, 12:19 pm
James from Park slope says:
It happened when he was working so covered under workers comp
Sept. 16, 2012, 8:37 am

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