Man Stabbed Twice After Giving Stranger Ride in Act of Kindness: ‘My Life Was in Danger’

Man StabbedAfter Giving Ride


A Missouri man is recovering after he was stabbed whereas attempting to do deed.

Doctore Paton instructed Fox 4 Information that he had been engaged on his truck at his Independence house on Sept. 29 when a person — later recognized by police as 28-year-old Tyler Rizer — approached him asking for a experience. 

“He mentioned his automotive broke down there and he wanted a experience again to Goal, and me being a pleasant man, I agreed to offer him a experience,” Paton instructed the outlet.

Nonetheless, he mentioned as soon as the pair bought in his automotive, Rizer began performing bizarre. He tried to alter the vacation spot of the place they had been going. Paton mentioned that when he tried to drag over, issues turned harmful.

In line with a police affidavit obtained by KMBC-TV, Rizer allegedly took management of the automotive and started to threaten Paton. He had additionally allegedly eliminated a knife from the middle console whereas doing so, in line with the Kansas Metropolis Star.

Paton’s spouse, Heather, said to KMBC-TV that Rizer instructed her husband, “You are going to preserve driving or I’ll stab you.” Paton instructed Fox 4 Information that he did the alternative of what Rizer wished.

“I went to the shoulder, and I bought the automotive sluggish sufficient to the place I might throw the automotive in park, and took the important thing out of the ignition,” he defined.

Paton mentioned that when he tried to get out of the automotive, Rizer stabbed him within the chest with the knife twice. “I believed my life was at risk,” Paton instructed Fox 4 Information. “I believed he was going to kill me.”

Nonetheless, he instructed the outlet that after he was stabbed, he ran to a neighbor’s house and the neighbor chased Rizer away with a shovel. 

“I thank him very a lot for saving my life,” Paton mentioned of his neighbor. Paton managed to flee and was transported to the hospital with essential accidents, KMBC-TV reported.

The police affidavit obtained by the Kansas Metropolis Star mentioned that after stabbing Paton, Rizer continued his crime spree by leaping a fence and getting into one other resident’s yard, the place he threatened a mom and her two children. He reportedly stole their automotive, which was then concerned in a crash.

Witnesses reportedly instructed police that Rizer tried to carjack somebody after that crash, earlier than he was ultimately captured. 

Rizer was charged with assault and armed legal motion, per Fox 4 Information. The Kansas Metropolis Star additionally reported that Rizer has a historical past of felony convictions that embody assault on a legislation enforcement officer, theft, housebreaking and motorized vehicle tampering.

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