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Cops: Man asks Long Island pedestrian for $1, then stabs him

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(CBS) - Think about this next time you refuse to give someone a dollar! Police are now  looking for a man who allegedly stabbed a Long Island pedestrian after the victim did not give him the $1 he requested.

According to Nassau County police, the 27-year-old was walking on Nassau Road in Roosevelt, about 30 miles east of New York City, Monday evening when the man approached him asking for a dollar, NBC reports.

The victim reportedly refused by saying he didn't have any money, and continued walking. Police say the suspect immediately followed the victim and then stabbed him in the stomach and hand several times.

Fortunately, a passing motorist chased the suspect off and he fled empty-handed, according to NBC.

The victim was reportedly taken to a local hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

NBC reports that the suspect is described as a black man about 5'7" with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a red and black New York Yankees hat, black hoodie and blue jeans, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.