Christian Romero, charged with attempted first degree murder, attempted second degree murder, first degree assault, second degree assault, reckless endangerment and theft under $1,000 in Montgomery County, Md.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA) -- A 20-year-old man is charged with attempted first degree murder for stabbing someone after the two engaged in sex act in Silver Spring, Md., say Montgomery County Police.
According to police, 20-year-old Christian Ariel Romero of Hyattsville approached the stabbing victim at the Cococabana Bar and Grill in Hyattsville on Sunday. But Romero didn't know that the 41-year-old who he approached was a male posing as a female and during their conversation the victim agreed to engage in a sex act for money at his home in Silver Spring.
Police say Romero then drove the victim to the home and they engaged in a sex act. They then went to go smoke cigarettes and while the victim was turned away from him, police say, Romero took out a folding knife and stabbed the victim several times. Romero then fled with the victim's cell phone, say police.
Officers responded to the home around 6:15 a.m. on Sunday and the victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
That afternoon, police say that Romero returned to the victim's home and told other people there that he wanted to apologize to the victim. They called police.
Police say Romero told responding officers that he stabbed the victim. Romero later told detectives that he stabbed the victim after realizing he was a man posing as a woman.
Romero has been charged with attempt first degree murder, attempt second degree murder, first degree assault, second degree assault, reckless endangerment and theft under $1,000.
Romero was due for a bond review on Tuesday afternoon.