Boys spring to action when young woman is stabbed in grocery store.
Two Henrietta, New York teens are being hailed as heroes after saving a young woman from her knife-wielding boyfriend.
The two young men put their own lives in danger when they jumped on Kevin Minemier as he was was stabbing his girlfriend, Nicole Bean.
Chris Patino and Mustafa Said were at the Wegman's grocery store to get some candy when they heard screams on the next aisle.
When they rounded the corner they saw Minemier repeatedly stabbing Bean.
Chris went first, throwing himself at the attacker.
"I just grabbed him and punched him back, and then he dropped the knife and somehow got the knife back," Patino says.
"I took the knife and I flinged it back," adds Mustafa. "Chris took the dude and put him on the ground."
The knife severed the tendons in Mustafa's hand.
He was bleeding badly, and so was the victim.
At the same time, chris was pinning the attacker on the ground.
That's when he heard him say "thank you".
"I don't know. I guess he really, probably deep inside he didn't want to do it, but he lost control and he just felt bad, and said 'Thank you for stopping me'," Patino says.
"They are absolutely heroes. The video shows them running towards the fight," says Captain Drew Forsyth of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. "If they didn't intercede when they did in the manner they did, that it's our belief that she would have died from the attack."
The sheriff's office says the victim and the accused had a relationship for the past couple of weeks.
Security cameras inside Wegman's show them hugging just prior to the attack.
They say it was unprovoked, and even used the word "premeditated".
Minemier is charged with attempted murder.
He's also charged with assault because of the cut to Mustafa Said's hand.