According to D’iberville police, the victim had picked up a hitchhiker around 7 a.m. this morning off Highway 67, just north of the Promenade Shopping Center. As the driver stopped to drop off the hitchhiker at D’iberville Boulevard, police say the hitchhiker stabbed him with a syringe and took off west down Popps Ferry.
The driver was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. No word yet on what, if anything, was in the syringe.
The suspect is described as a black male with a medium build who was wearing black gloves, dark pants, a yellow shirt, a dark jacket and knit hat.
If you have any information, you’re asked to call the D’iberville Police Department.