A Palm Desert man was charged today with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a woman at the Rancho Mirage frozen yogurt shop where they both worked, inflicting non-life-threatening wounds.
Shimon Silberfenig, 55, was arrested about 6 p.m. Monday at Swirl Cup
Self Serve Yogurt in the 34100 block of Monterey Avenue. In addition to
attempted murder, Silberfenig was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and was scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon at the Larson Justice Center in Indio.
Authorities discovered that a female employee of the yogurt shop was
stabbed by a male employee around 5:50 p.m. on Monday. She was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, sheriff's Sgt. Andrew Nielsen said.
The woman said Silberfenig "attacked her without provocation and
stabbed her several times,'' said Nielsen, who did not cite a motive for the
Silberfenig was being held at the county jail in Indio in lieu of $25,000 bail, according to jail records.