A group of teen-agers attempting to rob a man yesterday evening on a hiking trail near an affluent Baltimore County neighborhood slashed and stabbed him with a knife when they learned he had no money, Baltimore County police said.
The hospitalized victim was identified as Timothy Spigelmire, 21, of Towson.
He told police he was walking on a trail used by hikers and bikers in the Loch Raven Reservoir watershed near the intersection of Dulaney Valley and Pot Spring roads about 6 p.m. A group of four young men and one young woman approached him and demanded money, he said.
Mr. Spigelmire estimated their ages at between 16 and 18. The young woman's head was partly shaved, he said.
When Mr. Spigelmire told the group he had no money, one of the teen-agers stabbed and slashed his stomach with a knife, county police said.