|Updated: 9/01/2013 10:38 pm
||Published: 9/01/2013 10:16 pm
Man stabbed, beaten inside of his car.
FOX23 has learned that a man was having car trouble early Sunday morning when he was attacked near a park in north Tulsa at the 900 block of north Quincy.
We spoke exclusively with the woman who pulled the man to safety.
Lenora Hamilton lives about a half a block from where all the commotion took place. Her dogs wouldn't stop barking, so she decided to check it out. That's when she found a beat up man in desperate need of help.
She saw an unfamiliar car with a dome light on and a man staggering in the park.
She wasn't sure what she was getting herself into when she walked out her front door at 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
"I walked over to check on him because I thought he was just drunk,” Hamilton said. “That's when I noticed his face was beat up and everything."
The victim asked for ice and water, and Hamilton immediately took him to her house for a drink out of the water hose. That's when EMSA showed up, and they noticed the stab wound.
"He had gotten stabbed on this side of the back,” Hamilton said.
FOX23 spoke directly with Tulsa police to piece together how it happened. They say the victim's car overheated, and he stopped at the park to let it cool down. When he got out of the car to sit on a nearby bench, someone else got in.
"The victim saw the dome light on in his car, so he went back to it. When he opened the door he saw a man inside. The man called for his friends, and when his friends came they beat up the victim, stabbed him, and took his wallet and cell phone.
Hamilton told FOX23 the victim didn’t even want to go to the hospital, but he eventually did cooperate. He was taken to St. John Medical Center where police say he is recovering.
Hamilton isn't scared but she's keeping a watchful eye on the neighborhood.
"I sat out here on the porch until 5 a.m. this morning,” she said.
Police say the suspects ran from the scene at the first site of emergency lights. No one has a good description of them, except that one was a young Hispanic male.
Police say it appeared one of the suspects was trying to steal a microwave out of the victim's car.