Case # 20HF1340

Date: August 25, 2020




Kimberly Edds

Public Information Officer

Office: 714-347-8405, Cell: 714-504-1917

 San Clemente Man Charged with Multiple Felonies for Stabbing Neighbor after Dispute over Trashcans 

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A San Clemente man has been charged with multiple felonies for repeatedly stabbing his neighbor following an argument over trashcans. The 60-year-old victim suffered a fractured skull and nearly died from blood loss after collapsing outside of the emergency room.

Adam Abduljabbar, 28, of San Clemente, has been charged with three felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one felony count of carrying a dirk or dagger, and three enhancements of inflicting great bodily injury in connection with the June 9, 2020 attack.

He faces a maximum sentence of nine years and eight months in state prison if convicted on all counts.

Abduljabbar is scheduled to be arraigned on September 9, 2020 at the Harbor Justice Center in Department H9. On June 9, 2020, a man who shares a driveway with Abduljabbar confronted him about not taking in the trashcans for Abduljabbar’s elderly roommate.

The argument escalated and Abduljabbar is accused of stabbing his neighbor multiple times with a large hunting knife, including in the back of the head, causing a fractured skull and a brain bleed. The man’s wife drove him to the hospital and he collapsed in front of the emergency room.

“A dispute between neighbors should never escalate to violence, much less the ruthless nature of this attack,” said Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer. “Violence of any kind will not be tolerated in Orange County and those who choose to inflict violence on others will be prosecuted by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office to the fullest extent of the law.”