Activist Spotlight: Homeless Hero Left To Die
Homeless man dies after act of kindness.
After risking his life to save a woman from an attacker, a homeless man was stabbed and killed. At just 31 years old, Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax died on the streets — a hero.
Caught on surveillance camera, Tale-Yax was brave enough to take on a knife-carrying attacker in order to save a woman he had never even met. The video also reveals more than 20 people walking by the dying man, yet no one stopped to help. Officials arrived almost an hour after the incident, but it was too late.
Almost one month has passed since the crime and people near and far — particularly the petition author, who had no relation to the fallen hero — feel the need to recognize his actions. Tale-Yax gave everything, including his life, to help another person. It only seems right to honor him for doing what no one else did for him.
Tale-Yax exemplifies what it is to be a good samaritan and a hero. Many believe a homeless shelter and plaque or memorial should be developed in his honor. If you agree, sign this petition to help honor Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax.
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