Oregon man stabbed 17 times after telling the homeless man to move, daughter says

Kasey Lebechuck, left, was allegedly stabbed 17 times after telling Todd Schneider, right, as he could not camp out in his Portland, Oregon, near.

(GoFundMe/Portland Police Bureau)

An Oregon man was reportedly stabbed 17 times after he told a homeless man to a camp in his neighbourhood.

Kasey Lebechuck was admitted to the hospital after “brutally stabbed” in Portland, his daughter, Kayla McNeel, wrote on a GoFundMe page aimed at raising money for her father’s medical bills.

McNeel told Fox 12 that Lebechuck “lucky to be alive” after he was stabbed in the “lungs, eyes, his belly, his back, his head.”

Todd Schneider, 25, was identified as the suspect in Lebechuck’s cross, but the Portland Police Bureau cannot confirm the details of the reported abuse.


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Neighbors said that Lebechuck had been told that the homeless in the region in recent weeks that they could not remain in the area, where they are reportedly living in tents for years.

“He just always stays on top of it, because he doesn’t want them to take over his neighborhood,” McNeel told Fox 12 her father.

Lebechuck allegedly approached Schneider as the suspect said that he had to grab a phone out of his backpack, but instead pulled out a knife.

“It really is a miracle [Lebechuck] survived this attack,” McNeel wrote, online. “My father is a hardworking man who tries to protect his environment.”

Schneider was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on Sunday on a charge of first-degree assault.

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