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Good Samaritan Stabbed by Homeless Man He Was Trying to Help

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    Good Samaritan Stabbed, but Doesn't Want to Press Charges

    The wounded victim of a carjacking is speaking out, saying he was trying to help the homeless and STILL doesn't want to press charges. NBC 5's Chris Hush reports. 

    (Published Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018)

    A man who was trying to help the homeless in Chicago was stabbed this weekend, but even after the violent incident, he still doesn’t want to press charges.

    Darius Koprowski was helping a homeless man in the 200 block of East Hubbard when he picked him up, intending to take him to his home to allow him to shower and clean up.

    The man Koprowski was aiming to help then assaulted him and stabbed him in the hand before stealing his van and crashing it into a bridge.

    “He grabbed my keys and started up the car,” Koprowski said. “I was trying to pull out the keys from the ignition when he started driving. He actually took me with him.”

    The homeless man ended up dragging Koprowski for several feet before crashing.

    The man then fled the scene, but police picked him up a short time later.

    Now, instead of pressing charges, Koprowski wants to let the man go.

    “I told them to set him free because it’s not our will,” he said. “We shouldn’t judge people. Only God should judge him.”

    Koprowski refused to sign a police report, saying that he’s just happy to be able to be alive for his two kids.

    “It’s a Merry Christmas for him,” he said. “Merry Christmas to everybody.”

    Police told NBC 5 that despite Koprowski’s wishes, they are still charging the suspect with unlawful use of a weapon and reckless conduct.

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