OCOEE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Two men from Ocoee are recovering after they were both stabbed numerous times after trying to break up a fight at a local bar.
Ocoee Police say the incident occurred at Frank's Place where the Good Samaritans were attacked out of nowhere. "Come on, it's two o'clock, let's just go home," Billy McKinney recollects. "Never seen them coming, turn around, that's when he hit me in the mouth."
Police say that was just the beginning. In the arrest affidavit witnesses told police they saw 26-year-old Nicholas Schonwit punch the woman he was with, 25-year-old Tiffany Pompino of Maitland, in the head. But when McKinney and others stepped in to break up the fight, police say Schonwit, Pompino, and an unknown male pulled out knives and started stabbing the Good Samaritans.
"I just reacted," Adam Robinson said. "Good friend of mine wanted to protect him. Everything happened so fast."
Soon after McKinney recalls when the stabbing started. "Felt like punches. Sounded like when you punch holes in paper. Down my neck and back to my left wrist."
"I would definitely never expect getting stabbed by stopping a fight," Robinson said.
Despite their injuries the Good Samaritans have no regrets. "It's never easy to do the right thing, but you always should. Though sometime maybe the right thing is waiting for law enforcement I suppose."