Good Samaritan killed while chasing robbery suspect

YUCAIPA, Calif. (AP)

Sheriff’s officials say a Good Samaritan suffered fatal stab wounds while chasing a thief who allegedly stabbed a woman and stole her purse in San Bernardino County.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports 47-year-old Troy Cansler chased the robber for about a block Sunday night in Yucaipa until he was stabbed. He died at a hospital.

Authorities say the suspect, a 26-year-old Yucaipa man, was arrested and booked for investigation of murder, attempted murder, robbery and other charges.

The woman, who was attacked in a grocery store parking lot, is expected to recover from her injuries.

Cansler’s wife says her husband always helped the underdog. The iron worker leaves behind his wife and their 12-year-old daughter.

(Information in the story is from: The Press-Enterprise, http://www.pe.com)

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