EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department says a group of men helped stop a man who allegedly robbed a 7-Eleven store and stabbed the store clerk.
Andrew Khuu is one of the men who stepped in to help the store clerk. He said he didn’t have to think twice about stepping in to help the clerk who was stabbed during a robbery on Tuesday.
Eugene Police said David Arthur Lamontagne cut a woman’s hand when she tried to stop him from stealing from the 7-Eleven on River Road. A group of men standing outside of the store heard her scream and decided to help. The six men ran after Lamontagne as he tried to flee and kept him at bay until police arrived.
“We went there, grabbed the guy, got the knife away from him. I didn’t think about it. I thought about it later. One of us could have gotten stabbed. The guy was just like begging us to let him go,” said Khuu.
He said if put in this situation again he’d gladly step in to help and encourages others to do the same as long as they’re not putting themselves in extreme danger.
Lamontage is lodged in the Lane County Jail facing charges of robbery, menacing, unlawful use of a weapon, and resisting arrest.