Steven Maida is a hero! He tackled and apprehended the Lone Star College student who stabbed fourteen people in the community college campus, and then posted this picture of his heroism on Instagram and Facebook:
“F**k this motha****er. Stabbing woman in the face. Once I heard that It was game on. Mofo stabbed 5 people that I saw. Hope they are ok.”
And on Instagram as @cheesin365:
“F**k this motha****er stabbed 5 people.2 girls in the cheek. Everyone ran the other way I said f**k that. Me and this kid got em #lonestarstabbing #fuckthiskid #copsaretooslow”
The attack began at about 11.15 a.m. at the Health Sciences Building on the Cy-Fair campus on Barker Cypress Road. Four people were transferred to a hospital in Houston, and two victims are on critical condition. 20-year-old Dylan Quick has been charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon.
Steven Maida is a Lone Star student in Texas as well. Steven, Erik Bertrand, Ryan Ballard and another student named James, heroically wrestled the armed suspect to the ground and waited for cops to arrive. The suspect was going from building to building stabbing students, he later told officers that he planned the attacks and fantasized about ‘stabbing people to death’.
Here’s how Steven Maida tells the story:
“I was walking back from the cafe and bookstore and I see people running different ways and I thought it was a tour. Then I hear someone say my friend has been stabbed and then this girl walks out with a hole in her cheek. I said where’s he at? Where’s he at? So I go inside, upstairs and as I do, another girl has a hole in her throat and I looked up at the staircase and there is blood on the staircase.”
“We ran outside but he was 100 feet in front of the security guards, but they were taking their time. He takes us through the building and almost loses us, but one girl said he went that way – we saw him, we chased him and we tackled him down.”
The suspect was armed with a knife. While one student grabbed his back-pack, Maida and James pulled him down by his arms, and he screamed “I give up, I give up!” with his hands in the air.
Steven Maida graduated in 2010 from Morton Ranch High School in Katy, Texas, and worked at Discount Tire Company. His parents are Steve and Mona Maida, and he has a sister named Erika. According to his Facebook page, he is single.