WEST HOLLYWOOD, California — They say no good deed goes unpunished.
A Good Samaritan who offered to pay for the items he saw another trying to steal from a 7-11 found his overture rejected with prejudice when the suspected thief flew into a fit of rage and hit him over the head with an axe.
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s office says the suspect was stuffing items into his pockets at the convenience store on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Holywood when the kind-hearted shopper offered to help him pay for them.
But the suspect grew upset, cops say, and not only refused the offer of help, but began struggling with the other man.
As the man tried to flee, police say the suspect pulled out an axe and struck him several times on the head. The suspect then fled.
The victim was taken to a local hospital to be treated for unknown injuries.