A Good Samaritan father is stabbed to death while trying to stop a teenager from stealing a bike in an affluent suburb
- Perth father fatally stabbed after stopping to stop teenager stealing bike
A Perth father has been fatally stabbed after trying to stop a teenager from stealing a bicycle on a suburban road.
The 42-year-old stopped to help after the youngster tried to flee on a bicycle in Bull Creek, south of the city, just after 10 a.m. on Sunday.
The Good Samaritan was stabbed in the stomach by the knife-wielding teenager and taken to Perth Royal Hospital where he sadly died.
The 42-year-old stopped to help after the youngster tried to flee on a bicycle in Bull Creek, south of the city, just after 10 a.m. on Sunday (stock image)
The man intervened after a young boy was pushed off his bike by the teenager while cycling with three of his friends.
The group will now serve as witnesses for police as they continue to search for the teenager they believe responsible for the 42-year-old’s death.
Investigators are appealing for public information on the teenager, who was last seen wearing a black hoodie and face covering.
Witness Diya Shivlani told 9News she was shocked that someone could be stabbed over something as simple as a bicycle.
“We see across the road there is a person lying on the ground bleeding, they were holding an ice pack over that person and they were screaming in pain,” she said.
‘I am absolutely shaken. It’s ridiculous that this happened in broad daylight on a bike, is it even worth stabbing someone on a bike? »
Perth’s father was rushed to hospital in critical condition and remained in intensive care for eight hours before dying of his injuries.