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Good Samaritan Stabbed After Chasing Down Driver Crashing Into Parked Cars Near USC

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A good Samaritan was stabbed with a screwdriver after chasing down a driver who smashed into parked cars near USC this morning.

Witnesses spotted the suspected drunk driver hitting several cars on the street and decided to take matters into their own hands and catch the man, according to the L.A. Times. However, when one of the good Samaritans confronted the driver near E. 35th Street and Hooper Avenue, the suspect stabbed the man in the hand with a screwdriver, LAPD Sgt. Tonya Dummar told City News Service.

However, the witnesses were able to detain the driver until authorities showed up. He was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

"We strongly discourage citizens from chasing suspects," Dummar said. "They should follow at a safe distance and contact police."