A cook at T.G.I. Friday’s was the victim of a brutal murder after he was stabbed multiple times in the parking lot of his job and police believe it was all over his gold necklace.
Antione Gracius, 53, was killed on April 14 outside of the T.G.I.F. on Pines Boulevard and University Drive.
Surveillance cameras from the restaurant captured Gracius leaving out the front doors of the diner after his shift at around 1:30 a.m.
Moments later, he returns to the doors holding his stomach and banging on the glass for help. His blood drenched hands left stains on the door as he stumbled away and eventually collapsed in the parking lot.
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A witness originally thought Gracius was the victim of a hit and run after he saw a black vehicle speed away from the scene, but it didn’t take long to figure out Gracius was a murder victim, police said.
Cameras were able to capture the suspected vehicle leaving the restaurant, but police have said they cannot make out a license plate or much detail about the car.
The vehicle is described as a dark colored, newer model Dodge minivan with passenger side damage.
Gracius, who moved to the U.S. from Haiti in 2002, leaves behind a wife and nine children.
“Please, please help us find this person,” his cousin, Suzy Joseph, pleaded during a press conference Thursday.
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