LANCASTER – Two teenagers and a 52-year-old woman were arrested Monday afternoon after a squabble over drugs escalated into a double stabbing at a Lancaster strip mall, authorities said.
Around 2:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, deputies responded to a call regarding a fight in the parking lot of the shopping center on 10th Street West and Avenue L, according to Lancaster Community Relations deputy Miguel Ruiz.
“When deputies arrived there were multiple citizens detaining the parties involved, keeping them from leaving,” Ruiz said. “There were two injured victims from knife wounds.”
The melee began when a 15-year-old driver and his 24-year-old passenger arrived at the shopping center to meet up with 52-year-old Lori Wolf, allegedly to make a drug deal, Ruiz said.
“Apparently an argument ensued over money that was supposed to be collected,” Ruiz said, adding that Lori Wolf allegedly produced a knife during the argument.
“A struggle for the knife ensued, and then a male 17-year-old ran into the scene,” Ruiz said, adding that the 17-year-old boy was Wolf’s accomplice. “Somehow he was stabbed and so was the 24-year-old female.”
Both were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Ruiz said.
Witnesses in the area detained the group until deputies arrived; and Wolf, the 15-year-old boy and the 17-year-old boy were arrested, Ruiz said. Wolf was jailed Monday afternoon in lieu of $50,000 bail, but she was released Tuesday morning, according to LASD inmate records.
The incident remains under investigation, and no further information was immediately available Tuesday.