Speed Chase Heroes?

A man in Ottawa, Canada, picked up a woman who needed a ride and then demanded sexual favors. She managed to escape and called 911. While she was on the phone, crying, and still escaping, two men in a car narrowly missed hitting her. When they stopped to check on her, they heard her talking to the 911 dispatcher. When they found out that the man in the car nearby had tried to attack her, they told her to get in the car. They began a high speed chase of the attacker, while working with a police dispatcher over the phone. After 20 minutes, they managed to chase him into a police barricade and the police arrested him.

The high speeds they traveled have caused some people to denounce their actions (and question the dispatcher who knew they were driving at an extremely fast speed and did not tell them to stop), but others are hailing them as heroes for providing the woman with a safe place after being attacked and for doing all they could to ensure her attacker would be caught.

With all of the depressing stories on this blog, I think it’s nice to know there are guys out there who not only won’t take advantage of a somewhat vulnerable and unknown woman but also will help bring justice against a would-be assaulter.

Thoughts?

(My thanks to daily reader mrh for the story tip)

2 Responses to Speed Chase Heroes?

  1. Emily says:

    “When they found out that the man in the car nearby had tried to attack her, they told her to get in the car.”

    Too many stories have ended up with a second assault.

    Thank God this one didn’t.

  2. I know. That was my first thought, not oh how nice of them!

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