Victim in 2011 stabbing wins lawsuit against Allsup's | KOB 4

Victim in 2011 stabbing wins lawsuit against Allsup's

Joseph Lynch
July 27, 2017 06:19 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- In winter of 2011, a good Samaritan tried to help a couple teenagers by giving them a ride on a cold night. He quickly found himself having to fight for his life, stabbed more than 24 times.


Paul Mueller’s attackers only served a year and a half for nearly killing him. Not feeling justice was served, Mueller turned his attention to where the horrific events began. Mueller said he took Allsup’s to court and won.           

"The jury decided that my injuries were worth $2 million but decided that Allsup's only had a 10 percent responsibility in that," he said. "I was hoping to get higher. The money wasn't a big thing. But I wanted Allsup's to be held more responsible for allowing two people to hunt off their property."

Mueller feels like the two teens were allowed to just wait for someone to victimize in front of that Allsup’s in northwest Albuquerque. Mueller hopes by having to pay him $200,000 that Allsup’s will begin to take their customers safety more seriously. Mueller thinks that the first step is a no-brainer.

"Cameras may not prevent criminals, but it is the number one tool in catching criminals," he said. "So if Allsup's truly cared about its customer's, it would put cameras up in their parking lot. Cause it would want to know who victimized their customers on its property."

KOB called Allsup’s corporate office to see if they planned to appeal the $200,000 award the jury determined, but we did not hear back from them for comment. 


Joseph Lynch

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