Stabbing victim says South Side restaurant employees saved his life



PITTSBURGH - A man who was stabbed on a South Side sidewalk is thanking restaurant employees who helped him and likely saved his life.

Surveillance video captured Clyde Elliott inside South Side Steaks, ripping off his shirt after being stabbed in chest and mouth last month.

As his children were rushed to safety, Elliott was on the floor wondering if he was going to bleed to death.

The father of eight told Channel 11 he has not seen the video of his boys being hustled to safety as employees of South Side Steaks called 911 and put pressure on his wounds.

“Without them doing that for me, I probably would have been dead and my children would have been fatherless,” said Elliott.  “It was like they were there for a reason, like God put them there to save my life.”

Melissa Marino is one of the good Samaritans who helped Elliott.  She said her medical training in the military came in handy.

“I had him lay down because it looked like he was going into shock,” she said.

Channel 11’s Renee Kaminski told Marino that Elliott thanks him.

“I appreciate that.  His family has come in multiples times but they kept missing me.  I’m very glad he’s OK.  I appreciate him thanking me, but it was just the right thing to do,” she said.