Austin Man Used His Stick in a Knife Fight

When there's a stick, there's a way.
When there's a stick, there's a way.
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Sometimes, it doesn't take much more than good intentions and determination. Just ask Alvin Wilson.

A man was allegedly stabbing his wife outside of an Austin elementary school Monday when Wilson came to the rescue. Wilson told KTBC he lives across the street from the school, and when he saw the attack, ran over with a stick in hand.

"Impulse," Wilson told KTBC. "All I could think about was helping her."

According to KXAN, Wilson kicked the knife away from the man, and subdued him while the first officer on the scene tended to the woman.

Wilson and his infamous stick.
Wilson and his infamous stick.
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The woman was taken to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries, according to reports, and the man was taken into custody.

As for Wilson, he and his stick are having their 15 minutes of fame.

"I'm not a hero," he told KXAN. "I'm just helping that lady. I hope anyone else would do the same."

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