By ZEINAB NAJM
DEARBORN — A Dearborn man was stabbed multiple times in the neck and leg April 11 by another man who attempted to steal candy bars from Citgo, 11345 W. Jefferson Ave. in River Rouge.
Mohamed Al-Hachami, 22, was working the night shift at the gas station when a man entered and attempted to steal candy bars. Al-Hachami confronted the man, and a fight ensued.
Al-Hachami is recovering from surgery at Beaumont Hospital-Taylor which left him hospitalized for over a week and will need physical therapy for eight to 10 weeks, according to his GoFundMe page.
As of April 18, the GoFundMe page with a goal of $150,000 had raised $370 by nine donors.
“I am asking for the help of my community to get me back on my feet,” Al-Hachami wrote. “My Medicaid is not going to cover my surgery, therapy or in-patient care, and my medical bill is going to be in the thousands. Anything donated is greatly appreciated and will go towards getting me back to school, work, and a normal life again.”
WDIV Channel 4 reported that a suspect in the robbery was arrested and charged April 17 with six counts, including attempted murder.
“I really did think I was going to die,” Al-Hachami said to WDIV while in the hospital. “It will stay with me the rest of my life.”
The college student had been working at the gas station for a short time when the stabbing took place, and was told by the owner to not let anyone steal from the business.
WDIV also reported that the gas station owner told Al-Hachami that he did not have workers’ compensation insurance to help with medical bills, prompting Al-Hachami to hire attorney Majed Moughni.
(Zeinab Najm can be reached at [email protected])