Ceasar Rodriguez rescued a youth from assault, Los Angeles, California, January 27, 1989. A 17-year-old youth was assaulted by members of a gang, one of whom was armed with a knife, on a street near his school. A teacher’s assistant at the school, Rodriguez, 23, was waiting for a bus nearby and saw the attack. When he approached the assailants to aid the victim, Rodriguez himself was attacked by members of the gang, who beat, kicked, and stabbed him before they fled. The 17-year-old sustained a contusion to his forehead and other bruises. Rodriguez sustained stab wounds to his right wrist and chest for which he was hospitalized two days and underwent surgery.
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