Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Good Samaritans Alive and Well in Overland Park

On July 11th, in the middle of the day, a female was loading groceries into her car after shopping at a local Wal-Mart store. Out of nowhere she was grabbed from behind by an unknown assailant who proceeded to fondle her.

The female, unsure of what this person intended to do with her, took no chances and started screaming for help at the top of her lungs. Also in the parking lot were three people who heard the screams and went to the aid of the female.

Not only did they scare the attacker off, but they were also good witnesses, giving police valuable information and a description of the suspect.

As soon as the lady began screaming and the good Samaritans showed up to help, the suspect left the area in his vehicle. The information provided to police allowed them to identify the suspect and eventually make an arrest.

There are a lot of instances across the country where people have refused to help someone in distress and look the other way, but in this case, we’re proud of these citizens who decided to make a difference.

We would also like to remind people who are faced with the decision to be a good witness or get involved, that your individual safety should always come first in any situation.