Push-up and arm wrestling contest leads to stabbing, DA says

Saul YolCastro

Daily Post Staff Writer

A day laborer was stabbed in the Lucky’s parking lot in San Carlos over a push-up and arm wrestling competition, the District Attorney said today (March 1).

On Feb. 23, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a man down in the grocery store parking lot. When deputies arrived, a 39-year-old man had a deep cut to his arm and another cut to his chest, according to District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

The man was rushed to Stanford Hospital and he was able to tell police that he and another man named Saul, were in the parking lot and decided to have an arm-wrestling and push-up contest. The two men are day laborers and were looking for work, Wagstaffe said.

The two men got into an argument, the other man, identified as Saul YolCastro, 32, of San Mateo, took out what witnesses has described as a box cutter, and began swinging it at the man, according to Wagstaffe.

YolCastro was arrested two days later after returning to the Lucky’s parking lot, Wagstaffe said. He told police he does not remember stabbing the other man.

He was charged today with attempted murder and is in jail in lieu of $1 million. He will be back in court on March 11.