Iraq war veteran Shawn Cox stabbed in the neck while trying to stop robber
By: Rochelle Ritchie
PORT ST LUCIE, Fla. -- A Port St. Lucie man and Iraq war veteran is being hailed a hero after trying to help a woman being robbed at knife-point in a store parking lot Tuesday night.
For his efforts, Shawn Cox ended up with a stab wound to the neck. But the two victims are thankful to be alive and are hoping justice is soon served.
Marie Whitely was able to thank the man who came to her rescue.
"I just wanted to come say thank you, I couldn't do it last night I was so overwhelmed," Whitely told him.
This surveillance video shows Whitely loading groceries in her car in the parking lot of Walmart on St. Lucie West Boulevard.
That's when you see a woman sneaking up behind her.
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