Skip to comments.911 Tape Shows Courage of Stabbed Boy 'Can You Please Send the Army Men or the Ambulance?'
Posted on 10/29/2004 9:14:23 AM PDT by freepatriot32
TACOMA, Wash. (Oct. 28) - A seriously wounded 8-year-old boy calmly described his father's deadly knife rampage during a call for help to 911. "My daddy killed me with a knife and I'm gone," the boy told a dispatcher. "Can you please send the Army men or the ambulance?"
The soft-spoken child gave a wrong address and then hung up. But a second dispatcher called back, keeping him on the line while a frantic search was under way.
On Wednesday, authorities released the remarkable tape of Anthony Sukto's calm courage during the Oct. 22 ordeal, and the frantic efforts to find him.
"What's going on there?" asked dispatcher Kristine Woodrow.
"My daddy killed me with a butcher knife," Anthony said.
"How did that happen if you are talking to me?" Woodrow asked.
"Because," Anthony answered. "I don't know what happened, but something. He grabbed knives. I woke up. My dad, he was killing my mom and then my, my, my dad told me to go onto the other bed and then he's like, 'You're next,' and then he killed me. I'm still alive. I kind of survived."
Woodrow said she wasn't sure if what she was hearing was for real.
"He was extremely calm," she recalled Wednesday. "It wasn't a typical response from someone who had just witnessed what he witnessed or had just been attacked."
Woodrow said while police and firefighters tried to find where Anthony was calling from, she tried to keep him on the phone.
"Are you bleeding, Anthony?" she asked. "Uh huh," he answered.
"Where are you bleeding from?" she asked. "From my stomach," he said.
"Are you there by yourself?" Woodrow asked. "No. My mom is already dead and I am the only survivor," he said.
Authorities found the home minutes later when the child's father, Tony Sukto, 36, flagged down a fire truck. Sukto has been charged with the murder of his wife, Pranee, 39, and attempted murder of his son, and has pleaded innocent.
Anthony underwent surgery for lacerations to his liver and is recovering.
Woodrow said she wants to visit the little boy to tell him something she didn't get a chance to before.
"I want to tell him how amazing he is," she said. "I don't think he knows that."
What a sad story.
Heard this on Greta last night... the 911 call is chilling to be sure. I couldn't believe the dispatcher kept it together. Praying for this boy to heal, find peace and a good home.
That is about the most heartbreaking thing I've read. Jees, if the boy does survive.....I can't iamgine carrying the baggage of that scene the rest of my life.
Probably taking out full page newspaper and billboard ads encouraging people to vote yes for gun control
Thank God he's alive.
I think my keyboard's shorted out for some strange reason! Something wrong with the monitor too! God Bless!
Man, I hope when that monster father of his goes to the big house that the inmates find out why he's there. Hopefully he won't last as long as Dahmer.
This is one outstanding (however sad) story!
I burst into tears reading this, that guy must have just flipped out! Crazy freakin people, I tell you... we are one step away from barbarity, at any moment..
I WANT DETERRENCE IN AMERICA THAT WORKS - AND I WANT ANIMALS THAT DO THESE THINGS EXECUTED WITH MUCH FANFARE IN PUBLIC.
> Tony Sukto, 36, flagged down a fire truck. Sukto has been charged with the murder of his wife
Bwaaa? Ok, what does this imply? Temporary insanity? Drugs? It doesn't sound like what you'd expect your average, run-of-the-mill killer to do.
While I've no sympathy for Mr. Sukto, imagine what it'd be like to wake up from a drug haze (or a schizophrenic episode of some sort) and find you've murdered your family. Bleah.
just damn ?
I second that motion. All in favor say "Aye!". All opposed, die.
I had an odd thought, maybe this is a side effect of the desensitization to violence from video games our kids are exposed to. All those video games let the kid describe the situation calmly. Maybe the weakness from blood loss put him in a daze also.
He was in shock.