Imagine you’re at a house party and your “good friend” who is 27 years old and ought to know better announces he’s going to leave. You know he’s had far too much to drink and shouldn’t be driving. The decent person you are you do the right thing and try to talk some sense into him. You try to stop him from leaving and driving dangerously drunk. Your “good friend” repays your consideration by pulling out a folding knife, unfolding it, and slashing your stomach wide open.

It would later take 9 stitches to close your wound. This all happened to a 30 year old North Bergen man. 27 year old Alejandro Garcia, described as a “good friend”, was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose. No word on whether Alejandro is off the Christmas card list.