MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A supply driver’s try to avoid wasting a life turned him into a criminal offense sufferer.
Brandon Augst has cuts and scabs on his legs, together with some gnarly street rash throughout his again.
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“It hurts loads,” mentioned the 21-year-old from North Department.
They’re painful scars for a selfless younger man nonetheless extra frightened in regards to the individual he was making an attempt to assist. Augst is a DoorDash driver who prefers to do his work within the Twin Cities. He was making a supply Tuesday at about 11 p.m. close to College Avenue and Victoria Road in St. Paul.
Seconds earlier than he arrived, police mentioned two males received in a struggle by the sunshine rail station on the intersection. One received stabbed within the neck and was mendacity on the street.
“He was like rolling round and he put his hand up within the air,” mentioned Augst, who then seen blood across the sufferer. He pulled over, known as 911, and ran over to assist him.
“He had like an enormous gap proper right here most likely about greater than 1 / 4,” he mentioned, including that he was stunned different individuals didn’t instantly bounce in to assist. “Nobody else was doing something. Some man was simply sitting in his automobile proper in entrance of [the victim].”
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Augst mentioned police received to the scene shortly. He stayed on the cellphone with 911 because the officer and one other bystander helped the sufferer. That’s when Augst seen a person entering into his automobile, which he left working and unlocked.
“The cop is standing subsequent to me. I mentioned, ‘That man’s taking my automobile!’ after which I ran over there … I used to be proper in entrance of the automobile. He simply floored it proper into me and I actually rolled excessive, I fell off the again of my automobile,” he mentioned. “Every part that I’ve apart from my garments was in my automobile.”
Augst mentioned the thief tried utilizing his bank card at a fuel station. He’s hopeful surveillance cameras captured him, including that police plan to retrieve any video.
The person who was stabbed will survive, which in addition to getting again his automobile and belongings was Augst’s greatest concern.
“I didn’t assume he would make it as a result of he received stabbed proper within the neck by the jugular,” he mentioned.
Augst’s automobile is a 2012 Toyota Yaris Hatchback. It’s mild blue with the license plate MGR 991. The left rear door has a dent. Anybody who has seen the automobile is requested to name St. Paul Police.
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A GoFundMe was set as much as assist Augst get better his losses. Click here to donate.
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