A homeless Good Samaritan, Hugo Tale-Yax, who rushed to the aid of a woman being assaulted on a New York City sidewalk last week, paid the ultimate price for his good deed when he was stabbed to death by the assailant.
While he lay on the sidewalk dying, over two dozen pedestrians casually strolled by either unaware or unconcerned of his condition or situation.
Tale-Yax lay face down, unmoving, on the sidewalk outside an apartment building for about an hour with blood profusely pooling underneath his body. Pedestrian after pedestrian passed by without lifting a hand to help him.
One used his cell phone to take a photo of him, while another did attempt to turn him over. But no one called 911 until it was too late.
Police believe that the woman knew her assailant, which is possibly why she has not come forward.