Old man restrains thief after being attacked with knife

An old man in his late-sixties stopped a man from committing theft after getting attacked by knife in Jiangsu Province on August 5.

An old man in his late-sixties stopped a man from committing theft after being attacked with a knife in Yancheng, east China’s Jiangsu Province on August 5.

Wang Haochun, 67, found a man picking a lock and searching through personal belongings from a storage trunk on an electro mobile parked at a residential complex around 3:40pm. Wang came forward to stop the man.

The thief suddenly took out a kitchen knife from a cloth bag and slashed Wang's head six times.

Wang grabbed the thief by his hand and pinned him against the wall with all his strength, despite his face and hands being covered with blood, and shouted “Help! Call the police!”

Wang restrained the thief with the help of two other neighbors before the police arrived. Wang said he did this as he was worried the attacker might hurt others.

The heroic act was applauded by city officials and he was exempted from medical fees when being treated for his wounds.

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