Multiple 911 calls from desperate witnesses at Mr. Chubby’s Wings in Ponte Vedra paint a picture of the moments after a stabbing on Saturday.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — More details are known about the moments after multiple people were stabbed to death in Ponte Vedra on Saturday. Authorities say Ponte Vedra High School student Madison Schemitz was stabbed 15 times by her ex-boyfriend and seriously injured two others after trying to intervene.
New reports show that police were dispatched and arrived on the scene in less than four minutes. LifeFlight arrived less than twenty minutes later. Those life-saving efforts credited with the fact that no one died. However, multiple 911 calls from desperate witnesses paint a picture of the shocking scene.
“Someone just got stabbed right in front of Chubby’s,” one told dispatchers.
Witnesses describe what they see after Madison Schemitz was stabbed and her mother wounded by Schemitz’s ex-boyfriend in the parking lot of Mr. Chubby’s Wings in Ponte Vedra.
“This nice family came out and had their stuff to go and all we heard was screaming,” another caller said.
‘We need an ambulance.’
Callers reported that after the stabbings, 18-year-old Spencer Pearson attempted to hurt himself, one caller called him “unhinged.” They described the knife he was holding as a ‘small pocket knife’.
“They are trying to take the knife from him right now,” a caller described. “He has cut his throat several times.”
Less than a week earlier, Schemitz’s mother filed a complaint with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office that Pearson was stalking and harassing her daughter, saying she was concerned about her mental health.
Shemitz’s mother stepped in to help her daughter and so did complete strangers.
A bystander, the right hand of Kennedy Armstrong was seriously injured. His family tells First Coast News that he underwent surgery on Tuesday, but it will take about six months for feeling in his hand to return.
As of Thursday, more than $150,000 had been raised for Schemitz’s family between two Go fund me accounts. Madison’s friend, Alyssa James, is also doing what she can to help.
“So far, I think we’ve sold about $2,000 worth of key chains,” said her friend Alyssa James.
James partnered with Locally Yours, a Ponte Vedra craft store, to sell ‘Madison Strong’ keyrings.
On June 17, Mr. Chubby’s Wings in Ponte Vedra will hold an all-day fundraiser. James will be selling key chains and t-shirts honoring Madison.
“The key chains will be $15 and $10 will go to Madison and then the shirts will be $25 and about $17.50 will go to Madison,” James explained.
All proceeds will be donated to Madison Schemitz, her mother, and bystanders injured in the attack.
“We also got Flo’s Ice Cream next to Chubby’s to make a Madison Strong Flavor, which is his favorite flavor, mint chocolate chip, and whoever buys it goes to Madison, along with the wings at Chubby’s,” James said.
Spencer Pearson is facing charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault. Madison’s friend says the Schemitz family is asking for privacy at this time and is not sharing public updates from Madison and her mother.