An Indian-American Uber Eats delivery man has been stabbed multiple times in an attack in the US by a career criminal with more than 100 arrests on his criminal record, according to a media report.
Bharatbhai Patel was stabbed Tuesday in New York’s Lower East Side by the ex-con described by police as a “super offender,” The New York Post reported.
The Uber Eats delivery man told The Post on Tuesday that the man stabbed him on the Lower East Side without saying a word, and bystanders did nothing.
“No one has helped,” Patel told The Post. “He killed me here, here, here and here,” he said, referring to the career criminal and pointing out his injuries.
‘He didn’t ask. Not: “I need money.” Nothing,” the report added.
“Maybe they need money or something for my bike,” he said. “But the man didn’t ask me anything.” Patel said he saw about three people in his neighborhood during the 3 a.m. attack who did nothing to help — forcing him to call 911 himself, the report added.
He speculated that the people may have been drunk.
“Maybe three people near me? They drink for alcohol. And that one lady, the bus, they were there… (I) see the people, but no one helped.” “Police there all the time,” he added. “But no police this time.”
Mr Patel, 36, married with a six-year-old son who lives in Queens, was on Allen Street near Rivington Street when deranged suspect Sean Cooper – who has 103 previous arrests under his belt – his e-bike, the man and the police quoted by the report.
Mr Patel clung to the bike and was stabbed several times before the attacker fled. The delivery man was treated at Bellevue Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police later arrested Cooper, a 47-year-old career criminal with more than 100 arrests on his criminal record, and charged him with assault in the brutal attack.
Patel said he was “surprised” by the attack and remembered feeling pain.
Law enforcement sources said Cooper, whose nickname is “Big Coop,” is so well known to police that he has earned the moniker “super offender,” the report said.
Copper was last arrested on Sept. 18 on suspicion of grand theft and five charges of petty theft, police said.
He was ordered to hold on $10,000 bail during his arraignment on Tuesday night, with the judge partially citing his outstanding warrants and previous felony convictions.
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