Good Samaritan stabbed in Cape Coral, thought suspect was having car trouble

Reporter: Gina Tomlinson Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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Traffic along Del Prado Boulevard passing under the Midpoint Bridge in Cape Coral. Credit: WINK News.

A Good Samaritan says they were stabbed while trying to help a driver they believed had had car trouble.

Cape Coral Police responded to the victim at 11:34 a.m. Wednesday after the report of a stabbing along Del Prado Boulevard S.

According to CCPD, the unidentified victim said they left their home to drive to their brother’s house. When they saw a driver stopped along the road in a lane of traffic, the Good Samaritan asked if the driver was having car trouble, and they said they were.

The victim stopped, got out of their vehicle and was stabbed in the back as they approached the suspects vehicle, police say.

The victim says the suspect fled the scene with a knife in hand in a blue or green car.

The victim was treated for stab wounds by responding EMS. It’s unconfirmed if they sought further medical assistance.

Police have not released a description of the suspect who faces a charge for Aggravated Battery.

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