A hot-blooded sushi chef got so mad during a road- rage incident on Staten Island that he whipped out his work knife and tried to fillet a Brooklyn man like a yellowfin tuna.
Yao Zhou, 37, alle gedly used his 12-inch sushi knife to cut up the face and body of fellow motorist Jack Zaiback, 23, who had to get 100 stitches.
Zaiback and Zhou wound up in their own bloody kitchen nightmare after a near-crash on the West Shore Expressway at 10:30 a.m., sources said.
Zaiback said he was horrified when Zhou grabbed him and started slashing him.
“It was a big knife, I’ve never seen a knife that big in my life,” Zaiback told The Post.
“He was trying to kill me,” he added. “I was scared. I thought I was going to die.”
Zhou had been heading to work in New Jersey with two other men, when they approached a van driven by Zaiback. Zaiback admitted that he cut Zhou off so closely that he thought he might have hit him.
“I get out to give him my information and he grabs me by the chest,” Zaiback said. “And then he pulls out the knife. I pushed him . . . and he starts stabbing me and stabbing me. He wouldn’t stop.”
As the pair rolled around, a police officer spotted the fight and broke it up. Zaiback said that even after the cop arrived, Zhou gave him one more stab in the back of his head.
Good thing the dude wasn’t a gunsmith.