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An Adelaide man says he risked his life to help catch an 18-year-old who had allegedly stabbed him in a random attack at a bus interchange in Adelaide’s south.
Scott Wimhust, 25, was allegedly stabbed in the back while waiting for a bus at the Noarlunga Centre Interchange to head home from work at 5.30pm on Sunday, September, 3.
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“He just whipped a knife out of nowhere and straight into my back,” he said.
“Even while it was happening, I was wondering, like, is this real?”
Despite having serious injuries and his lungs quickly filling up with blood, Wimhurst managed to wave down a bus driver and ask for help.
Scott Wimhust was rushed to hospital with serious injuries. Credit: 7NEWSSouth Australia Police said the stabbing was allegedly unprovoked. Credit: Supplied
Before he was taken to Flinders Medical Centre, he managed to describe what the 18-year-old suspect looked like to police, he said.
Police arrested a man near the Beach Road expressway ramp a short time later and charged him with aggravated assault.
They said the victim and suspect were not known to each other.
“The only thing that was really crossing my mind was, if I die, I’m going to make sure he gets caught…because you know I don’t want to die for nothing,” Wimhurst said.
“I risked that extra bit of time to describe what I could remember, and thank God he hadn’t got very far.”
The 18-year-old appeared before the Christies Beach Magistrates Court on Monday where the magistrate turned down his bail application because he posed a “significant” risk to the community.
He will next appear in court in December.
-With Hannah Foord.
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