A Rolling Meadows man was charged with assault after hiding in a large trash bin and stabbing another man he falsely believed attacked him, police said.
Edgar Marquez, 31, told police Friday that on Aug. 8, he had "drank numerous beers" and was attacked by two men he didn't know in a parking lot on the 2300 block of Algonquin Parkway.
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Marquez went home, took a knife from his kitchen, and returned to the parking lot on a bicycle, police said.
When he got there, police said he hid in the trash bin with the knife in one hand and waited for his attackers to return.
Hearing a sound, he jumped out of the trash bin and stabbed another man in the stomach and leg, police said.
An investigation determined the man who Marquez stabbed was not the same person who had previously attacked him, police said.
Marquez has no criminal background. He was handed a $75,000 bond Saturday in Cook County Court, of which he must pay 10 percent to be released. He has a 9 a.m. court date Sept. 9 in Rolling Meadows.