A homeless man who has faced the knife-thrower of Melbourne, Australia, is rewarded with numerous donations for his courageous efforts. An online donation appeal for Michael Rogers brought to this morning early more than 104,000 Australian dollars (more than 66,000 euros).
The homeless man had repeatedly tried to stop the attacker with a shopping cart while this policeman attacked with a knife. „I was scared, I was worried about myself,“ said Rogers, who is now on the Internet as a „shopping cart man“ is celebrated on the TV channel Channel Seven. He was „not a hero,“ said the homeless man. „But I feel like I probably, maybe saved lives.“
A 30-year-old had driven on Friday with a light truck loaded with gas bottles in a shopping district in downtown Melbourne and started with a knife on passers-by. He stabbed a 74-year-old café owner and injured two other passers-by. Then he attacked incoming police and was eventually shot by one of the officers.
According to authorities, the attacker had been stimulated by the terrorist militia Islamic State (IS) to the deed, but had no direct contact with her.