RIVER ROUGE, Mich. – New video has been released of a vicious fight between a River Rouge gas station clerk and a man who stabbed him while trying to steal a candy bar, police said.
Mohamed Al-Hachami spoke with Local 4 from his hospital bed, saying he shouldn't be alive.
"I really did think I was going to die," Al-Hachami said.
Security camera video shows Al-Hachami in a fight with a repeat shoplifter last week, police said. He was slashed across the neck and stabbed in the leg, according to authorities.
Al-Hachami lost so much blood, he nearly died, health officials said.
The 22-year-old college student spent days in the intensive care unit, needing surgery to repair the damage.
"It was crazy," Al-Hachima said. "It will stay with me the rest of my life."
Al-Hachami had only been working at the River Rouge Citgo gas station for a short time. He said he was instructed by the shop owner not to allow anyone to steal from the store.
Al-Hachima also said the gas station owner told him he doesn't have workers' compensation insurance to help with his mounting medical bills.
GoFundMe information: Mohamed Alhachami Surgery & Therapy Medical Bill