Dave Patel: How Slumdog Millionaire star became ‘hero of the day’ by stopping bloody brawl


Patel’s spokesperson said the star “acted on his natural instinct”.

Actor Dev Patel successfully mediated a bloody brawl in Adelaide earlier this week, his representatives have confirmed.

According to the BBC, the actor, who has starred in Slumdog Millionaire, witnessed the incident on Monday (1 August).

According to reports, a man and a woman were fighting in the street and in a convenience store when the man was stabbed in the chest.

Patel’s representative said the star “acted on his natural instinct”.

The man who was stabbed is not currently in danger for his life.

“We can confirm that last night in Adelaide, Patel and his friends witnessed a violent altercation already underway outside a convenience store,” Patel’s representatives told BBC News, stressing that Dev acted on instinct. to try to de-escalate the situation and break up the fight.

He and his party luckily made it and stayed at the scene to make sure the police and ambulance arrived.

Officers were called at about 8:45 p.m. (local time) to reports of a man and woman fighting in the street, South Australian police said.

The pair continued to fight at a nearby gas station where witnesses tried to break up the fight, before the woman, according to reports, eventually stabbed the man in the chest.

The 32-year-old Glengowrie man received first aid at the scene before being taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

“There are no heroes in this situation and unfortunately this particular incident highlights a wider systemic issue of failing to treat marginalized members of society with the dignity and respect they deserve. The hope is that the same level of attention that this story is getting (only because PATEL, as a famous person, got somewhat involved in it) can be a catalyst for lawmakers to be flexible about finding long-term solutions to help not only the individuals involved but the community at large,” the statement from the actor’s representatives summarizes.

Further details of the incident and the motives of the alleged perpetrator have not been made clear.

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