Oh my God, you know that knife fight in Adelaide on Monday night? The one where Dev Patel was seen talking to police? It turns out he actually helped break up the brawl. Is there anything the man can’t do?

We say “he” when really, it was a group effort with his friends. But we are hanging onto the fact he contributed.

“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,” Patel’s representatives told Variety.

“Dev acted on his natural instinct to try and de-escalate the situation and break up the fight. The group was thankfully successful in doing so and they remained on site to ensure that the police and eventually the ambulance arrived.”

British actor Dev Patel speaking to South Australia police after witnessing a stabbing in Adelaide
Patel was seen talking to police on Gouger Street in Adelaide. Photo credit: 9News.

Ok, I know helping to diffuse a fight and staying with the victims until emergency services arrived are both actions you’d expect from a helpful bystander if a chaotic sitch erupted in public.

But it’s still beautiful to hear Dev and his mates stepped up and did the right thing! Angels, the lot of them.

The statement also reiterated “there are no heroes in this situation and sadly this specific incident highlights a larger systemic issue of marginalised 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.”

This is also an extremely accurate sentiment because the incident sounded messy, to say the least.

Per News.com.au, police arrived at the scene following reports of a man and woman fighting outside a convenience store in Adelaide’s CBD, where the man was allegedly stabbed in the chest.

The man was treated at the scene by paramedics, before being taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The woman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault causing harm. According to 7News, she will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 9 August, 2022.

Police said the incident was not “random” and the pair knew each other.

Something that is also random is the fact Dev is in Adelaide with his girlfriend Tilda Cobham-Hervey.

It’s arguably also very bonkers that Dev Patel helped break up a knife fight in the City of Churches but somehow, I’m somehow more shook that he has been in Australia this whole time.

This is how we learn the man is in Radelaide? The lovely, respectful king has clearly been moving as quietly as a mouse. We wish him nothing but the best.

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