Homeless man accused of sticking car salesman with 'dirty needle' | KOB 4

Homeless man accused of sticking car salesman with 'dirty needle'

Megan Abundis
September 27, 2018 06:28 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— A car salesman in Albuquerque's International District is now fearing the worst after police say a homeless man stuck him with a needle.


The car salesman, who did not want to be identified, says he was trying to get Shammon Cordova, 32, off his property after he had been caught sleeping in cars that were for sale.

"It was all so chaotic, it all happens so fast," the man said. "He was 2 feet away from me. I expected him to run away from me, instead, he runs right at me and sticks me."

Police arrested Cordova Wednesday on charges of breaking and entering, aggravated battery, and possession of a controlled substance.

But for the car salesman, he said the damage has been done.

"He injected me in the arm or attempted to inject me in the arm with heroin, with a dirty needle," he said. "When you get stuck like that, all of a sudden you feel alone, by yourself you're alone, no one can help you. Putting me through having to go to the hospital and the blood test and messing up my life pretty good. It's just unfortunate that the homeless situation is so out of control that I'm terrified to go into my own business."

The man said he's awaiting test results.

Cordova will be held in custody on a no bond hold. In about a week, another judge will determine whether he should be held pending a trial.


Megan Abundis

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