A very brave female police officer in South Carolina was struggling to take down a large black male suspect earlier this week when a homeless man came in to help her.
Ashley Hardesty, a female police officer was called to a gas station in South Carolina Tuesday after a man punched a female clerk in the face and threatened to harm others with a knife.
A homeless man was praised as a ‘Good Samaritan’ this week when he jumped in to help the female police officer who was struggling to take down a violent male suspect.
Fox News reported:
Cray Turmon was captured on video this week tackling a man who was wrestling with a police officer outside a gas station in Columbia.
“She’s a woman slammed to the ground and she’s an officer…I saw her belongings hit the ground,” Turmon told WACH. “She’d done everything she could…It was going to get ugly, ya know? Something had to be done.”
Columbia Police said the suspect who was arrested, Donald Songster Brown, is accused of punching a woman inside the gas station and threatening to harm her and another person with a knife. The 39-year-old is facing multiple charges, including attempted murder, armed robbery and kidnapping.
Cray Turmon lives at a local homeless shelter. “Someone’s got to stand up. Someone told me if you don’t stand up for something, you’ll fall for anything. So I stood for something yesterday,” Turmon told WLTX Wednesday.
The video shows a female police officer who wouldn’t back down even in the face of a violent man, who even after being tased and pepper-sprayed, continued to fight back. The female officer charged at the man like a bull. She was knocked down several times and continued to fight.
A GoFundMe was set up to raise a little cash for Cray Turmon.
Wow this female police officer is amazing! 😳 https://t.co/JJ5WBp0ISW
— Cristina Laila (@cristinalaila1) December 21, 2017