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'Nobody Helped Me': Indian-American Uber Eats Rider Stabbed in New York

The Indian American Uber Eats delivery person was on an e-bike when stabbed in the Lower East Side, NYC.

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A career criminal with more than 100 arrests on his rap sheet stabbed an Indian American Uber Eats delivery person in the United States, according to local media reports.

The Uber Eats delivery person was identified as Bharatbhai Patel and was stabbed on the Lower East Side on Tuesday, 27 September.

Patel said that the perpetrator stabbed him without saying a word. "He asked nothing. Not, ‘I need money.’ Nothing," Patel was quoted as saying by New York Post.

Also, there were around three people around him when he was stabbed at around 3 am, but they did nothing to help him.

"Nobody helped," Patel said, adding that he suspected that the bystanders may have been inebriated.

Thus, he called 911 himself.

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The Queens' resident Patel is married and has a six-year-old son. Patel was on Allen Street near Rivington Street when the suspect Sean Cooper grabbed Patel's e-bike. Cooper continued to stab Patel multiple times while Patel clung to the bike.

Patel was then treated at the Bellevue Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. He said that he was "surprised" by the attack and remembers feeling pain.

Law enforcement officers said Cooper's nickname is "Big Coop" and is known as "super perp" among police departments.

Cooper was recently arrested on 18 September on account of grand larceny and five petit-larceny charges.

(With inputs from New York Post.)

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