Man Arrested For Stealing Bag, Wedding Ring From Train Stabbing Victim

Victim was stabbed to death in Portland MAX train attack

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Rick Best was one of the victims stabbed and killed in the MAX train attack. Portland police say that Best's personal items—his backpack and wedding ring—were stolen during the attack. The man allegedly involved in the theft has just been apprehended.

According to KOIN, the family of Best (pictured below) realized his items were missing while making funeral arrangements on Thursday. Portland Police reviewed surveillance video from the May 26 crime scene and spotted a man on tape carrying the backpack off the train. 

On Friday, they apprehended the suspect.


Best was a 53-year-old Army veteran and father of four. Best, along with another victim, were stabbed to death by a man spewing hate speech on the MAX train. The man accused in the incident has been charged for multiple crimes including aggravated murder, assault and intimidation. He was arraigned a few days ago. 

Best’s funeral is scheduled for Monday, June 5, per the Catholic Sentinel. A GoFundMe has been started to contribute to his children's college education.



[Photo: Portland Police, GoFundMe/Family photo]

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