Police arrest man accused of stabbing Jack in the Box manager who asked him to wear a face mask in League City



LEAGUE CITY, Texas (KTRK) – Months after a Jack in the Box official was stabbed for asking a customer to wear a face mask or leave, the accused assailant has been arrested.

The incident occurred on Wednesday, March 17, around 8 pm, at the Jack in the Box located at 1503 W. League City Parkway.

Police said the suspect, James Henry Schulz, 53, entered the restaurant without a face mask and was told he had to have one to be served or use drive-thru.

“[Schulz] belligerently refused and said they didn’t want to serve him because he was homeless and started shouting that he would contact his lawyer while he was filming with his cell phone, “the chief said. League City Police Gary Ratliff during the investigation.

Surveillance video released by the police department shows the manager wielding the store’s written policy as he escorts Schulz out the door. But seconds after turning his back, Schulz returns to the restaurant, runs after the manager and attacks him with what appeared to be a pocket knife, investigators said.

The manager was stabbed three times in the arm and upper chest. He was rushed to hospital where he was treated and released.

Schulz was arrested on September 29 after a tip led authorities to him inside the 2-A-Day sports bar in the 10500 block of Pearland Parkway. It was later determined that he was living in a tent near the 1000 block of Pearland Parkway.

He is now charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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