POSTED: 07:23 a.m. HST, Apr 29, 2014
LAST UPDATED: 01:24 a.m. HST, Apr 30, 2014
YUCAIPA, Calif. >> Sheriff's officials said a Good Samaritan suffered fatal stab wounds while chasing a thief who allegedly stabbed a woman and stole her purse in Southern California.
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.