Dev Patel broke up a knife fight at an Australian convenience store

Dev Patel lives in Australia these days. He’s filmed a few movies in Australia and his girlfriend Tilda Cobham-Hervey is an Aussie. They live in Adelaide. Dev was in Adelaide this week when a domestic dispute broke out in public. Dev, along with a few other bystanders, tried to calm the couple down and separate the two people. It didn’t work. The woman stabbed her boyfriend and that’s when Dev physically separated the couple and stuck around to describe the incident to police.

Dev Patel sprung into action when cameras weren’t rolling — stopping a knife fight between a man and woman down in Australia … but apparently not wanting credit for his heroic deed. The English actor — famous for roles in ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ ‘Lion,’ ‘The Green Knight,’ etc. — was involved in a skirmish Monday in the city of Adelaide, where he currently resides. According to 7News, DP threw himself between a couple who were going at it.

Witnesses say this guy and gal had been arguing at a service station/convenience store, and were getting so heated that others tried stepping in to break them apart — but they kept at it.

The woman allegedly then stabbed the man in the chest with a knife, and it’s at this point that Dev was reportedly in the mix. It seems whatever he did to separate them helped keep a bad situation from getting worse — and he stayed on the scene afterward to talk to cops.

The man was taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, so it seems he’s okay. The woman, meanwhile, was arrested. Now, Dev should be taking all the pats on the back he can get right now, he doesn’t seem to want much acknowledgment for what he did here.

His rep told 7News that this simply highlighted an underlying issue with people there that the government isn’t addressing — seemingly talking about mental health — and adding … there were “no heroes” in this story.

[From TMZ]

Holy yikes. I can’t even imagine coming across a stabbing at a convenience store – in America, it’s so different because of… guns. People get shot in convenience store parking lots. Not stabbed. Anyway, the story was being widely circulated in the Australian press and Dev was being hailed as a hero, so his rep released a longer statement:

“We can confirm that last night, in Adelaide, Dev Patel and his friends witnessed a violent altercation that was already in progress outside of a convenience store. Dev acted on his natural instinct to try and de-escalate the situation and break up the fight,” Patel’s rep said. “The group was thankfully successful in doing so and they remained on site to ensure that the police and eventually the ambulance arrived.”

They added, “There are no heroes in this situation and sadly this specific incident highlights a larger systemic issue of marginalized members of society not being treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.”

“The hope is that the same level of media attention this story is receiving (solely because Dev, as a famous person, was involved) can be a catalyst for lawmakers to be compassionate in determining long-term solutions to help not only the individuals who were involved but the community at large.”

[From People]

“Sadly this specific incident highlights a larger systemic issue of marginalized members of society not being treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.” Add in the cops, and this was a recipe for disaster. Dev probably stuck around to ensure that everyone involved was treated fairly.

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  1. girl_ninja says:

    I’m glad that he was there to assist and deescalate the situation. I think he was very brave to step in because he could have gotten killed. Also, Dev has become such a hotty boom botty that I cannot EVEN **swoon**

  2. Lucía says:

    Gosh, how scary. It could have been a tragedy.

  3. ME says:

    Well as a witness to a crime, he would have to stick around to give a statement wouldn’t he? I’m glad he didn’t get hurt. Most of the time, people don’t help. What they do instead is whip out their phones and record it and then post on-line for views. Did you see the video of the rapper Blue Face in a physical fight with his girfriend in downtown LA? It took so long for anyone to help. Everyone just whipped out their phones and started recording as he punched his gf. This dude is a trained boxer. The crazy part is they both went home together and no charges were laid. WTH? He later posted a video of his gf in bed…he was asking if she’s “done” and he showed off the black eye she gave him. I really hope those two end their relationship.

  4. Queen Bee says:

    Yet another reason why Dev Patel is the sh*t. He is so talented, I would pay just to watch him sit on a stool and read the encyclopedia. But he seems like a really good guy. Terrible situation that hopefully his action helped to de-escalate for all involved.

  5. Cacec04 says:

    I wish there was more out there about him. I developed such a crush after seeing him in “the green knight” 🥵

    • Lightpurple says:

      Lion did it for me

      • ME says:

        He was so good in that movie. Hollywood needs to take note. He should be in way more movies…and they shouldn’t be just movies where the lead has to be Indian. I l love how he was cast in the David Copperfield movie ! He was great in that too !

      • Rachill says:

        I am going to rewatch lion tonight! Such a great movie.

        He is super handsome, is he British?
        For some reason I find Indian men with British accents super attractive.
        Actually, make that all good looking men, no matter the background…throw in the accent.
        Take me now.

  6. so says:

    Forget Idriss Elba, I want Dev Patel to be the next James Bond.