A Good Samaritan became a victim herself when her purse was stolen after she stopped to help a man who had been stabbed outside a downtown nightclub early Sunday morning.
The man suffered knife wounds in the chest, back and arms during an altercation outside the Nocturne Nightclub on Queen St. W. near Bathurst St. shortly before 4 a.m., according to Toronto police.
Police said the woman, with some paramedic training, was an innocent bystander. Staff Sgt. Ralph Brookes said she tried to help the wounded man while waiting for paramedics to arrive.
ďWe are obviously quite disappointed that this lady who stopped to render assistance and save this manís life had her purse stolen,Ē Brookes said. ďI canít tell you how disgusted I am.Ē
The purse has been recovered, but money and valuables were missing from it, said Brookes. He added that police would be putting ďquite the resourcesĒ into finding the thief.
The stabbing victim has been operated on and is now in stable condition.
Brookes said a man has been arrested in connection to the stabbing. Police will release details about the arrest Sunday afternoon.
Another man was also stabbed multiple times in the neck early Sunday morning in an unrelated incident. The 29-year-old suffered life-threatening injuries in the stabbing that took place on Fairfax Cres. near Warden and St. Clair E. Aves. He was taken to a nearby trauma centre just after 3 a.m. and is in stable condition, police said. Police are still looking for the suspect and witnesses.
Way to be classy scumbag. I hope you die in a fire.