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    A group of Good Samaritans helped the fire crew rescue a woman trapped in her car just moments before the vehicle was swallowed up by a massive sinkhole in Texas. Extraordinary video shows the white Sedan submerged and sinking in the water on Tuesday evening at 6.40pm in El Paso, after the city was hit by major flooding. Firefighters quickly attached a rope to the trunk of the car and bystanders rushed to help them hold the back end of the vehicle above the water level. At the same time, others were seen pulling the woman through the rear windshield and carrying her to safety.  Extraordinary video shows the white Sedan submerged and sinking in the water on Tuesday evening at 6.40pm in El Paso, after the city was hit by major flooding. Firefighters quickly attached a rope to the trunk of the car and bystanders rushed to help them hold the back end of the vehicle above the water level At the same time, others were seen pulling the woman through the rear windshield and carrying her to safety...
    Two people were rescued from a Bucks County home that went up in flames Saturday, July 9, WFMZ reports. A passing driver sprung into action when he spotted the burning house in Nockamixon Township, the outlet says. More than a dozen fire departments flocked to the home on the 8000 block of Easton Road just before 1 p.m. to fight the blaze, local fire companies said. He brought a ladder, but due to the smoke, only one of the trapped occupants could use it. He told the other to jump and caught her safely, according to the outlet. Crews were on scene for nearly three hours extinguishing the blaze, Sellersville fire officials said. The cause remains under investigation. Click here for more from WFMZ.
    A Florida woman who was pulled from a SUV that had overturned in a water-filled ditch has died three days after her heroic rescue. Witnesses and Volusia County first responders rushed to rescue the unidentified woman lost control of her SUV and veered off the road Tuesday afternoon, causing her to strike a tree and overturn in the water.  Video shows firefighters pulling the unconscious woman from the driver's side of her water-filled Toyota Highlander. She still had a pulse at the time of the rescue. The woman was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition and passed away from her injuries early Friday evening. Police say it is unclear what caused her to lose control of the vehicle to begin with. A woman rescued by Good Samaritans and Volusia County, Florida first responders died three days after she was pulled from a SUV that had overturned in a water-filled ditch Deputy-worn body cameras show the moment Volusia County sheriff's deputies, firefighters and Good Samaritans sprung into action to recuse a woman whose vehicle overturned in a ditch in Oak Hill,...
    In a statement from his hospital bed, Steve Bruemmer thanked some good Samaritans for helping to save his life after he was attacked by a shark this week in Monterey Bay. Bruemmer, 62, said the water was calm and the shore filled with visitors when the attack occurred early Wednesday at Lovers Point in Pacific Grove. This made it possible for people to hear his cries for help. “Without all those things going right, if it had been a choppy day, then they wouldn’t have heard me on the Monterey Rec Trail. So yeah, I’m lucky,” Bruemmer said in a statement sent to local TV stations based in Salinas. “Without all those things going right, I could have bled out.” Pacific Grove police responded to reports of a shark attack just before 11 a.m. Wednesday. Breummer was assisted by two nearby paddleboarders, who happened to be a nurse and a policeman, according to his statement. A surfer teaching a safety class nearby reacted swiftly and brought over an extra board. California Shark attack in Pacific Grove seriously injures...
    Eleven people were left stranded when their boat suddenly capsized near Beer Can Island, Florida. Good Samaritans in a boat nearby were able to quickly respond to the incident, that occurred past 5 p.m. on June 14, and rescued the men, women, and children from the ocean, WISTV10 reports. Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says their aviation unit arrived shortly after they received the call for help to see several people swimming around a flipped boat and another vessel lifting the victims onboard. It's not clear what caused the boat to capsize.   Good samaritans nearby helped men, women, and children onboard the capsized boat to safety Helpers responded by reaching down to grab the victims onboard Footage shows only two men still left hanging on the side of the capsized boat when the HCSO Marine Unit arrived. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next That didn't age well! As Lizzo ditches 'ableist' term 's**z'... MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell rages at Walmart for 'canceling'... Share this article Share One of the men didn't have a life...
    MIAMI (CBMiami) – The NTSB is still looking into what caused the plane crash in Haulover Beach that killed one person and injured five others. The investigation continues as CBS4’s Jacqueline Quynh is learning more about the people who witnessed the crash and ran to help. READ MORE: Rebuffed By Spirit, JetBlue Goes Hostile In Takeover Bid“A lot of people were very frightened too but there were a lot of helpers and that was good to see in our community,” Marleen Hernandez said. Hernandez was headed to Chuck E. Cheese with her family when they all came up on the crash on the Haulover Inlet Bridge. “I was in the car with my little boy, so the thought came to my head that if there is an explosion I need to run away,” she recalled. “It sounded like all one thing… parts flying in all kinds of different directions, that kind of sound,” Alex Huberman said. He was at the Ritz Carlton that overlooks the bridge and shot video. Then he saw good Samaritans rushing to help the victims, with...
    The strangers who stopped an incapacitated driver from causing a crash in Florida were rewarded on Friday. Boynton Beach Police Department asked for help identifying those who got involved in stopping a car that was drifting into a busy intersection on May 5. Once the department contacted them and gathered them for a reunion with the driver on Friday, Royal Caribbean donated six-night to eight-night Caribbean cruises and $2,000 gift cards to each of the "good Samaritans" and the driver. "Several people got out of their cars and worked together to stop the moving car," the Boynton Beach Police Department wrote in a Facebook post. "One woman grabbed a dumbbell from her car and a man used it to smash the rear passenger’s side window. Another man then climbed through the window to unlock the passenger’s side door. The car was then put in park and the Good Samaritans pushed it to a nearby 7-Eleven parking lot where a nurse who was on the phone with 911 provided medical attention until the fire department [arrived]." WATCH:...
    BOYNTON BEACH, Florida -- Several good Samaritans in Florida jumped into action to help a driver suffering from a medical emergency.It happened May 5 when a vehicle started drifting into a busy intersection in Boynton Beach.Video released by police on Wednesday showed one motorist getting out of her car and chasing after the drifting vehicle.The motorist turned out to be a co-worker of the driver. She had seen the driver slumped over behind the steering wheel."As her car slowly entered the intersection at Congress Avenue, her co-worker raced across the street waving her arms to get the attention of other motorists," the Boynton Beach Police Department said.Then a group of strangers sprang into action and joined her. Driver after driver jumped out of their vehicles to stop the car. Police say one woman got a dumbbell from her car and a man used it to break into the moving vehicle to reach the female driver."Another man then climbed through the window to unlock the passenger's side door," police said. "The car was then put in park and the...
    A group of good Samaritans sprang out of their cars at a busy West Palm Beach intersection to save the life of a mother who had passed out at the wheel and was coasting into traffic.   Laurie Rabyor, 63, lost consciousness at the wheel of her car at the intersection on Woolbright Road and Congress Avenue around midday on May 5. An heroic team of motorists worked together to bring the car under control in the teeth of heavy traffic and avert a disaster. 'Thank you so much. I don't know how to thank you,' Laurie Rabyor told CBS12 News yesterday. She said they saved her life. 'I wish I was a millionaire, so I could buy y'all a boat.'  In video released by Boynton Beach Police Department, a women identified as a co-worker of Laurie's is seen abandoning her car to bravely run out into the intersection as Laurie's car drifted into harm's way. As the car drifts across the intersection all the way to the other side, more drivers get out of their car to step up and...
    GLOUCESTER CITY, New Jersey -- Three Gloucester City police officers and three good Samaritans are being hailed as heroes for saving a submerged driver in the Delaware River last month.Body camera footage obtained by Action News shows the chaotic April 28 rescue after a female driver plunged off Freedom Pier.Officer Sean Gartland, Officer John Bryszewski and Detective Sergeant Carlos Depoder immediately jumped into action to save the woman.Gartland was the first one in."By the time I get in, I start opening doors and start checking, trying to find her," recalled Gartland. Gloucester City officers John Bryszewski, Carlos Depoder and Sean Gartland jumped in to save a driver who plunged off Freedom Pier back on April 28, 2022. Next, Bryszewski and Depoder made the 10-foot drop into the water and start searching as well."When I get in, I go to the front passenger door. I check there first. Then I check the back door. She was located up in the dash area," said Depoder.The officers then pulled the woman up onto a log and start performing CPR in the water.SEE...
    When JoAnn Wiltz from Hope For Paws received a call from Sabine Bradley about an injured Huskey, she rushed over to the rescue. Sabine’s friend told Wiltz that they had found the dog wandering through busy roads and brought him inside to safety until help arrived. Source: Hope For Paws – Official Rescue Channel/Youtube Sabine and her friend initially called lost animal pages and shelters in the area but did not have any luck finding Haku’s owner. Haku had many cuts on his legs, which Sabine thinks could have been from barbed wire. Despite being lost, alone, and injured, Haku still seemed to be happy and full of energy. On their way to the animal hospital, they stopped for a Puppuccino from Starbucks! Thankfully, none of his injuries were too serious, and it was determined that he would heal just fine with time. After a nice long bubble bath, he was sent to his new foster home at LA Animal Rescue. The animal hospital could not find a microchip. If you would like to donate to Hope For...
    A Good Samaritan helped rescue a stabbing victim who was attacked by her passenger while driving, authorities said. On Wednesday, March 23, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Toms River police were dispatched to North Bay Avenue, near the intersection of Whitty Road, for a reported domestic violence incident involving a stabbing, police said. A woman was driving when her passenger began stabbing her. She pulled over to the side of the road and exited the vehicle, and a male suspect followed and continue to attack her, police said. A passerby jumped in to stop the suspect and detain him until police arrived.  The victim was taken by ambulance to Jersey Shore Medical Center where she was undergoing surgery for her injuries, police said. The unidentified man was charged with first-degree attempted homicide and other weapons offenses.  The attack remains under investigation by the Toms River Police Detective Bureau. 
    Dashcam video then captured the moment Delgado punched the officer in the face. "The subject attempted to run north toward the center median guardrail, and I attempted to place the subject in custody, and the subject proceeds to resist with violence throwing several punches and striking me again," the trooper noted in the report, according to WTSP. Dashcam video showed the officer tackling Delgado near the median, but authorities said Delgado kept fighting, the station noted. Good Samaritans step up But soon a truck driver pulled over, ran toward the scuffle, and helped subdue Delgado so the trooper could handcuff him. Image source: YouTube screenshot Other drivers also pulled over and ran to the scene to help the trooper. Image source: YouTube screenshot What happened to the trooper and the suspect? Paramedics checked out the trooper and Delgado, WTSP said. The trooper had a bloody nose but was otherwise OK, the station said, adding that Delgado had a minor cut on his chin. Delgado was arrested and...
    A group of Good Samaritans came to a Florida Highway Patrol trooper's aid after he was attacked on an interstate in Tampa.  The shocking moment was caught on the officer's dashcam video, showing the trooper as he makes contact with 24-year-old Alexander Hernandez Delgado, who was illegally walking along the interstate Friday, Fox News reported. Delgado reportedly told the trooper that he was walking along the highway because his mother had kicked him out of the house, according to the unidentified trooper's arrest report.  'I then searched the subject and attempted to place him in the back of my patrol car. The subject became argumentative and stated that I am bothering him and that he would like to be left alone,' the trooper wrote in the report.  Scroll down for video  The Florida Highway Patrol trooper, pictured right, confronts  Alexander Hernandez Delgado as the 24-year-old was illegally walking along a Florida interstate Alexander Hernandez Delgado, 24, was arrested and charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer with violence Video of the encounter then shows Delgado pull away from...
    TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A man was arrested after he allegedly punched a 4-year-old child in the head in a seemingly random attack in Manhattan Thursday.Police said Babacar Mbaye approached a 43-year-old mother and her 4-year-old son around 3:20 p.m. at the corner of 7th Avenue and West 46 Street.According to police, Mbaye swung a closed fist at the boy, striking him in the head.As he attempted to get away, Mbaye was detained by two good Samaritans.The child sustained pain and bruising to his head, but his mother refused medical treatment.While police officers were taking Mbaye into custody, police said he resisted arrest and kicked an officer in the leg.He's now facing several charges including assault and resisting arrest.----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More Manhattan news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube Submit a News Tip
    MELVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Some drivers had to hold their horses Wednesday on the Northern State Parkway. State police blocked traffic while good Samaritans tried to get a couple of horses off the road. They lured them with rice cakes, eventually managing to get them to safety. The Northern State Parkway is not a racetrack! These two didn’t get the memo. It took a team to get two horses home after they escaped their stable and ended up on the Parkway. A driver lured them with rice cakes, we blocked traffic and the owners were able to walk them home. pic.twitter.com/SNtOCg7QQ4 — NewYorkStatePolice (@nyspolice) February 2, 2022 The horses were returned to a Melville stable. They had escaped earlier through a fence damaged by a fallen tree. The horses were not injured.
    With the help of several alert citizens, police in Fairfield County prevented a despondent man from his suicide attempt of jumping from an overpass onto the highway below.  The incident took place early Sunday, Jan. 23, about 1:30 a.m. in Trumbull. Police received a report of a man standing on the ledge of the bridge on White Plains Road near Broadbridge Road, preparing to jump onto the Route 8 highway below, said Lieutenant Brian Weir, of the Trumbull Police Department. The 21-year-old man was very emotional and upset, but was speaking with several passing motorists who had stopped and were attempting to calm him down before emergency personnel arrived, Weir said.  The man had climbed up the concrete wall and over top of the barrier fence where he was spotted by the concerned motorists as he was leaning over the edge of the bridge, which is approximately 30 feet above the actively traveled highway below, Weir added.  At one point, the man turned and stepped off of the bridge’s ledge, but the citizens and officers quickly climbed onto the railing and grabbed ahold of him, preventing his fall, and pulled...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for three people after an attempted robbery in Chelsea. (credit: NYPD) READ MORE: Christina Darling Arrested After Allegedly Spitting On Children In Brooklyn, Making Antisemitic RemarksThey say it happened around 9:10 p.m. on Jan. 13 in front of a shop on Eighth Avenue between 21st and 22nd streets. READ MORE: Prayer Vigil Planned On First Birthday Of Baby Girl Shot In BronxSurveillance video shows the three suspects chatting on the street. It goes on to show one of the suspects approaching the 67-year-old victim from behind and suddenly grabbing his bag, but not being able to pull it away. The suspect then turns around and again grabs the bag, sending the victim tumbling to the ground. The two then struggle over the bag. Police say two good Samaritans intervened, and the suspect got away with nothing. He ran off southbound on Eighth Avenue. MORE NEWS: Cab Driver Stabbed, Convenience Store Worker Robbed And Stabbed In More Bronx ViolenceAnyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are looking for three people after an attempted robbery in Chelsea. (credit: NYPD) READ MORE: NYPD Narcotics Detective Wounded In Shooting On Staten Island Hailed As Hero For Protecting Fellow OfficersThey say it happened around 9:10 p.m. on Jan. 13 in front of a shop on Eighth Avenue between 21st and 22nd Street. READ MORE: Search Continues For Gunman After 11-Month-Old Shot By Stray Bullet In BronxSurveillance video shows the three suspects chatting on the street. It goes on to show one of the suspects approaching the 67-year-old victim from behind and suddenly grabbing his bag, but not being able to pull it away. The suspect then turns around and again grabs the bag, sending the victim tumbling to the ground. The two then struggle over the bag. Police say two good Samaritans intervened, and the suspect got away with nothing. He ran off southbound on Eighth Avenue. MORE NEWS: Storm Watch: 1-3" Of Snow Expected, Winter Weather Advisories In Effect Through 1PMAnyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime...
    A woman who crashed through the ice while driving on a frozen river in the outskirts of Ottawa found time to snap some selfies as nearby residents dragged over a kayak to rescue her from the roof of her sinking car. The unidentified woman stood atop her yellow sedan as it sank under the ice of the Rideau River in the suburb of Manotick Sunday afternoon. She was pictured taking photos of herself as the vehicle sank further down, with only the roof of the car peering over the cold water by the time she was rescued. In videos posted on social media, two people are seen hauling a blue kayak toward the scene of the accident. The woman gets on top of it and is pulled out to safety via a rope tied to the watercraft. 'Oh well. I guess I'll walk,' she says later, standing on solid ground. She was the only person in the car. Police responded at about 4.30pm, and she was charged with one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, though driving on frozen...
    DORR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLS) -- Good Samaritans in Michigan helped a man survive a high-speed crash after he went airborne and flipped his car.Security video shows the man go off the road, up an embankment and then literally fly above an overpass.SEE ALSO | Chicago shooting: Man critically injured in Chatham; 3-year-old girl unharmedOther drivers came to man's aid in the snowy ditch after his car came to rest. They stayed with him until an ambulance arrived.Everybody decided to just come out and help," said Good Samaritan and witness Dante Johnson. "That could've been the last day he saw his child. To be able to walk away from that and see your kid, it's a blessing."Police said the driver will be okay, but was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol.
    A sea lion that wandered into the middle of a freeway near San Diego on Friday was helped by good Samaritans who conducted traffic for the animal on the busy roadway. The sighting happened at 9:40 a.m. on state Route 94 and was recorded on video by a driver who was stopped in the eastbound lanes. The video shows two people stopping and waving on traffic when a sea lion suddenly appears and scurries along behind them. SQUIRREL PUT DOWN AFTER ATTACKING MORE THAN A DOZEN PEOPLE IN UK TOWN "We were just trying to keep it from going from one side of the freeway to the other, keep it in the middle," Leslie Fernandes, one of the drivers who stopped to help the animal, told FOX5 San Diego. "Couple of times he got aggressive and tried to come out towards the oncoming traffic." Two good Samaritans helped a sea lion cross the road when the animal wandered onto state Route 94 on Friday.  (Josefine Jandinger) California Highway Patrol officers eventually arrived and stopped traffic to help the wayward...
    SAN DIEGO -- Drivers on a California freeway came across an unusual sighting on Friday, and it was all captured on video.A sea lion -- that may have lost its bearings or been struck by wanderlust -- roamed onto state Route 94 in San Diego, stopping traffic while concerned motorists, California Highway Patrol officers and SeaWorld personnel rescued the wayward aquatic animal.The errant sea mammal appeared on the eastbound side of the freeway near SR-15 -- about three miles from San Diego Bay and some eight miles away from the ocean -- shortly after 9:30 a.m., CHP public-affairs Officer Jim Bettencourt said.Two good Samaritans were caught on video safely guiding the animal across the road as drivers waited patiently for it all to clear.Josefine Jandinger, who recorded the video, said she was stunned to see the marine animal crossing the freeway, miles from the ocean."I couldn't believe what I was seeing," she told San Diego's KGTV. "It was the craziest thing I've ever seen."Jandinger saidd the two good Samaritans -- a man and a woman -- directed traffic around the...
    SAN DIEGO (KABC) -- Drivers on a San Diego freeway came across an unusual sighting on Friday, and it was all captured on video.A sea lion that may have lost its bearings or been struck by wanderlust roamed onto state Route 94 stopping traffic while concerned motorists, California Highway Patrol officers and SeaWorld personnel rescued the wayward aquatic animal.The errant sea mammal appeared on the eastbound side of the freeway near SR-15 -- about three miles from San Diego Bay and some eight miles away from the ocean -- shortly after 9:30 a.m., CHP public-affairs Officer Jim Bettencourt said.Two good Samaritans were caught on video safely guiding the animal across the road as drivers waited patiently for it all to clear.Josefine Jandinger, who recorded the video, said she was stunned to see the marine animal crossing the freeway, miles from the ocean."I couldn't believe what I was seeing," she told San Diego's KGTV. "It was the craziest thing I've ever seen."Jandinger the two good Samaritans - a man and a woman - directed traffic around the animal to make sure...
    A stranded sea lion who found itself on a freeway in San Diego backing up traffic on Friday was guided to safety by good Samaritans. The sea lion was miles from the ocean and needed help getting to the other side of the road, according to a report. One driver stuck on the freeway captured the moment two good Samaritans cleared the way for the marine animal to make it across Route 94, west of Interstate 805. WATCH: INGRAHAM SCOLDS DICK CHENEY AFTER JAN. 6 CEREMONY "I see the two amazing humans stopping traffic," said Josefine Jandinger. "Trying to save [the] seal, trying to have the seal walk to the other side of the road." The two individuals exited their vehicle and directed traffic around the animal, Jandinger said. The sea lion was reported around 10 a.m., the California Highway Patrol said, and officers had to run traffic breaks to ensure the animal's safety. "I couldn't believe what I was seeing. It was the craziest thing I've ever seen," Jandinger said....
    The son of San Jose Sharks legend Patrick Marleau was nearly kidnapped at a hotel this week but was reunited with his family thanks to the "Good Samaritans" that saw the incident unfold, his wife said.  Christina Marleau recalled the terrifying incident on Twitter Wednesday, thanking the Headlam family from Louisiana for their fast thinking that kept their second-oldest son, Brody, safe from harm's way.  NHL PLAYERS VENT FRUSTRATION OVER BEING BARRED FROM OLYMPICS  "Our son was almost kidnapped tonight," she said in a tweet. "And I need to thank the Headlam family from Louisiana, the mom Jessica and dad saved Brody from a couple who was following him." According to Marleau, their son went down to the hotel pool to retrieve his sunglasses when a woman approached him, asking him questions.  Patrick Marleau of the San Jose Sharks and his family look up at the video board as he is honored for having passed Gordie Howe on the NHL's all-time games played list before the game against the Minnesota Wild at SAP Center on April 24, 2021, in...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Multiple good Samaritans have stepped in to help a teenager who lost everything in a fire over the weekend.Julissa Duran and her family lost their home and their downstairs neighbor lost his life when flames engulfed a two-story building in the 5100-block of West Grand Avenue Saturday night."I still can believe that everything I own is gone," Duran said. "All of our photos and memories."The 19-year-old part-time radiology student said her parents managed to retrieve some important papers, some jewelry, and a few other things from as they escaped the flames, but she wasn't able to save the textbooks she just bought for classes that begins Monday.SEE MORE: Chicago firefighter among 3 critically injured in Belmont Central apartment fire; 1 killed"I was going to start a math class on Monday but I dropped it now so I can get a refund, so we can use the money for clothes," she said.But after hearing their story, several people stepped in to give the family the things they need. One man paid for Duran to stay in school. A...
    A waitress who received a $4,400 tip from a group of Good Samaritans to split between her and another server has been fired from her job. Grant Wise, who owns a local real estate company, organized the '$100 Dinner Club' to dine at the Oven and Tap in Bentonville, Arkansas earlier this month, with each member contributing a $100 tip.   Wise told KNWA he called the restaurant ahead of the outing to confirm that its servers did not share tips, and as he presented one of the waitresses, Ryan Brandt, with a check for $4,400 to split between her and another waitress who served the group, she was left in tears. But soon after, Brandt said, restaurant managers told her she would have to split the tip with all of her co-workers - something she said they have not done in the three and a half years she has worked there. Wise then tried to give her the money directly, outside of the restaurant, but Brandt was soon fired for 'violating' the restaurant policy by telling Wise about their tip...
    Volunteers helped an Iowa man keep his family’s Christmas light tradition alive after he suffered two strokes and a heart attack battling coronavirus. Iowa couple Dale and Julie Marks celebrate the Christmas season every year with a dazzling light display at their Beaverdale home and collect donations for the Food Bank of Iowa, according to KCCI.  Julie told CNN that last year, the couple raised 7,500 and collected 1,500 pounds of food. Dale recently endured multiple strokes and a heart attack while fighting through coronavirus and spent nearly a month in the hospital.  First COVID.Then two strokes.Then a heart attack.Dale Marks knows he shouldnt be alive.But since he is, he wants to… Posted by Laura Terrell KCCI on Monday, November 15, 2021 “I laid in the hospital for 28 days not knowing if I was going to survive, and I knew, I knew, that I need to carry on if I at all could,” Dale told KCCI. “If at all possible, if I have a last breath there is something that God has for me to do to help others.” ...
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) — An Elk Grove grandmother says she was grabbed and thrown to the ground Tuesday during a robbery while she was walking with her young grandson. It happened near Wooded Brook Drive and West Stockton Boulevard. The grandmother didn’t feel comfortable sharing her identity over concerns regarding her safety but shared over the phone how random the attack was. READ MORE: Placerville Christmas Tree Farm Keeps Tradition Alive Through Drought And Fire“No reason, that’s the way I saw it for this person to come after me,” she said. “I don’t even know him, nothing at all, you know.” She was with her 3-year-old grandson, Cruz, who has special needs, when she felt someone getting a little too close. She turned around and before she could react, she says she was grabbed. “[He] picked me up and threw me down, then the baby stroller. The baby car flipped to the side, the baby started crying,” she described. Monica Jimenez is Cruz’s mom. “He was really distressed yesterday, and I think just [because of] the chaos,” Jimenez said. Police...
    YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Westchester County family is certainly counting their blessings this Thanksgiving. Their little girl is about to celebrate her first birthday. On Wednesday, they reunited with some of the heroes who came to the rescue when a drunk driver crashed into the baby and her mother in Yonkers, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported. READ MORE: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation Celebration Returns On Upper West SideThere were smiles in November after a terrible scare on July 23. Wednesday’s happy scene was in a stark contrast to the frightening moments when Yonkers cops rescued baby Leslie and her mother, Mirna Palacios, after a drunk driver smashed into the pair and pushed them through the plate glass window of a barber shop. Palacios, who is still being treated for physical and psychological injury, wrote a note that was read at the reunion with rescuers. “No one expects to be the victim of such a horrible accident. No one expects or wants to be the center of so much attention. But what an amazing thing it is to be...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A tragic situation in Northeast Baltimore left a mother and her two children dead after an early morning fire ripped through a rowhome. “I heard one of the men screaming help help,” said one good samaritan who helped rescue some of the children. READ MORE: WATCH: Mayor Scott Set To Provide COVID-19 Update TuesdayWhen the fire broke out early Monday on North Patterson Ave, at least seven children were inside. They were there for a sleepover. A 33-year-old man was also present. “When I looked at that house all in my mind was how many kids is it, help them,” one woman said. “I heard somebody saying they were trapped, so when I went back I saw the baby flying out of the window when I caught the baby and I got a blanket and I wrapped them up. As I was doing that, it was too late for me to go back to get anybody else.” Family members told WJZ  that the three victims who died were a mother and two of her kids —  an...
    TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A man stole a woman's purse and shoved her onto the R subway tracks in Times Square on Friday afternoon.The incident happened just before 1:45 p.m.Witnesses stopped the suspect from fleeing and held him down.The witnesses then helped the woman off the tracks and back onto the platform.She was taken to the hospital for treatment.The suspect is in custody and charges against him are pending.ALSO READ | Man shot, killed by police after traffic stop on Belt ParkwayEMBED More News Videos An investigation is underway in Brooklyn after a man was shot and killed by police after apparently slamming into a police cruiser on Belt Parkway. ----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More Manhattan news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube Submit a News Tip
    Two Good Samaritans thwarted an alleged attempted toddler abduction by a 35-year-old woman in Sacramento, California, on October 25. The alleged abduction attempt took place at the 1900 block of Fulton Avenue in Sacramento, and police responded to a 911 call received at 1:11 p.m., according to a Facebook post from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. Video obtained by CBS Sacramento shows the alleged would-be abductor running up to two women pushing a stroller. “The two women fled from the stroller and the immediate scene,” the sheriff’s office said. A Good Samaritan named Ashraf Ali, who owns a smog shop near the site of the incident, says he heard the woman. “And she was shouting, and she was saying, ‘this is my baby,'” he recalled, according to CBS Sacramento. He immediately stepped in to protect the baby after the caretakers ran off, the video of the incident obtained by CBS Sacramento allegedly shows. “I try my best running to the baby, and I protect the baby,” he told the outlet. “She come back and she again shouting, ‘hey, my baby....
    At that point, a second Good Samaritan rushed across the street to help Ali protect the child and two other women from the bizarre attempted kidnapping. According to the station, the second Good Samaritan called 911 as the woman ran into the road. Ali explained, "Traffic, people stopped traffic, but she saw everybody stopping and she jumped through the traffic too, it was crazy. I didn't know what she would do with baby." The names of the victims remain unknown at the time of this reporting, but the local sheriff's office told KMAX that the child is safe at home with family. Ali added, "We are human, you know, we have to save everyone, if you see something wrong, at least you have to try." KCRA-TV reported that authorities arrested a woman named Dedra Gentry in connection with the incident. Gentry now faces a felony charge of attempted kidnapping.
    SACRAMENTO(CBS13) – Two good Samaritans stopped an attempted kidnapping. The bizarre attack was captured on surveillance video Monday and shows two men protect a baby in a stroller. READ MORE: Suspect Arrested In Fatal West Sacramento Shooting Identified As Ernesto Gonzalez“I try my best running to the baby, and I protect the baby,” said Ashraf Ali owner of Express Smog Pros. Ali says he remembers hearing yelling. “And she was shouting, and she was saying this is my baby,” he said. But it wasn’t her baby.  The video shows the woman charging towards two women who were pushing a stroller briefly leaving the baby behind. Then you see Ali runs towards the stroller later pointing and waving his arm telling the woman to leave. But the woman kept trying to grab the stroller. At one point he says he thought the woman was going to hit him. “She come back and she again shouting hey my baby, give me my baby so I said no don’t touch baby,” he said Moments later another good Samaritan comes from across the street...
    LANCASTER, Pa. (CBS) — A husband and wife opening up to CBS3 after jumping into action during the Sunday afternoon shooting at Park City Center Mall. Scott and Brenda Mosser were inside a cell phone store when the shooting happened just after 3 p.m. “Everyone was in pure panic,” Scott Mosser said. READ MORE: 4 Shot Inside Park City Center Mall, Lancaster Police SayThe eyewitness video showing the chaotic moments when the gunfire first ran out. “I heard the screaming before anything,” Brenda told CBS3. “All of a sudden everybody was running toward Boscov’s,” Scott said, describing it as “a stampede of people.” After a few seconds of quiet, Scott heard the shooting start again. “I heard about five more shots,” he said. “It started then it stopped, then it started, then it stopped.” The incident started when several men got into a fight, Lancaster City Bureau of Police said in a Sunday night statement. One of the men was armed and fired multiple shots. Four people were treated for gunshot injuries. Around that time, Scott made his...
    Retired NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne received a lot of praise this week for his response to a car crash on the way home from a World of Outlaws race in Pennsylvania — but he's showering it on others. Kahne was in traffic driving through Middle Paxton Township on Route 322 late Saturday night when a wrong-way driver in a pickup ran head-on into another pickup pulling a camper, causing both vehicles to erupt in flames. The crash occurred on a stretch of divided highway in Middle Paxton Township. (Duncannon Fire Company) According to Pennlive.com, Kahne, fellow racer James McFadden and about a dozen others got out of their vehicles and rushed to the scene to help, with Kahne using a fire extinguisher from his tour bus to suppress the flames as they worked to remove the passengers from the burning vehicles before emergency crews could arrive. Members of the Duncannon Fire Company posed with Kahne before receiving news that two of the victims had died. (Duncannon Fire Company) All three victims were brought to a local hospital, where...
    A 31-year-old man was stabbed and seriously injured during a fight in St. Paul on Tuesday night, and a passerby who stopped to help him had his vehicle stolen and was hurt, according to police. A man, 21, came upon the stabbing victim lying in the street at University Avenue and Victoria Street shortly after 11 p.m. He called 911 and tried to provide medical care to the man, said Steve Linders, a police spokesman. The man who was stabbed in the neck told police he got into an argument on the light rail, and he and another male started punching each other when they got off the train, according to Linders. He was stabbed in the carotid artery in his neck and paramedics took him to Regions Hospital, where he underwent surgery, police said. Related Articles San Jose: Stabbing near I-280 leaves man with injury Slain reporter’s father takes on Facebook over video Coroner’s report: Gabby Petito was strangled to death Los Gatos mom charged with running secret teen parties filled...
    A man was seen Monday attempting to kidnap a toddler moments before he was stopped by good Samaritans, according to the New York Post. The 3-year-old girl was reportedly walking with her 65-year-old grandmother in the Bronx and was suddenly grabbed by a man. The grandmother screamed for help alerting people to try to stop the man, the New York Post reported. (RELATED: Police Arrest Woman Trying To Kidnap 6-Year-Old Boy With Machete, Axe) Good Samaritans foil stranger trying to abduct toddler walking with grandma in NYC https://t.co/C6gJhJWz6S pic.twitter.com/bIBttAhZDz — New York Post Metro (@nypmetro) October 11, 2021 Surveillance footage showed that the grandmother was walking with her granddaughter and her two grandsons near the intersection of East Tremont and Baisley around 1:15 p.m., when the man attempted to kidnap the little girl, WLNY-TV reported. The suspect who was identified as 27-year-old Santiago Salcedo, allegedly wrapped the girl in a blanket, picked her up and ran off with her, according to the New York Post. One of the people who stopped Salcedo worked at a nearby gas station and...
    Shocking video from New York City shows a homeless man suddenly snatch a three-year-old girl from her grandmother and run off Monday in a broad daylight kidnapping attempt in the Bronx.  Good Samaritans intervened and rescued the three-year-old from 27-year-old Santiago Salcedo’s clutches – before witnesses told WABC the homeless man then walked back across the street to his scooter, stared at people who called for the police, and then took off. Police located him later in the day. Surveillance footage obtained from the BP gas station on the corner of E. Tremont and Baisley Avenues in Schuylerville shows a 65-year-old woman walking along the sidewalk holding hands with her two toddler grandsons on one side and her three-year-old granddaughter on the other at about 1:20 p.m. A man seen with a comforter draped over his shoulders and back like a shawl approached the group at the corner. He suddenly bends down and grabs the girl, wrapping her in the blanket, before quickly running off.  NYC POLICE IDENTIFY ROBBERY SUSPECT WANTED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT BEAT DOWN OF ELDERLY WOMAN CAUGHT...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Good Samaritans grabbed a suspect and held him down after Chicago police said he robbed a rideshare driver in Lakeview Friday morning.The 38-year-old woman was stopped at a light in the 3400-block of North Clark Street at about 12:50 a.m. when police said an unknown man walked up and demanded she take him home.The man then reached into the car, hit her hand, took her cellphone off the dashboard before he jumped on the car's hood and broke the windshield wiper, police said.Teen killed in apparent North Side shootout, crash, Chicago police sayPolice said the same man then damaged a door on another rideshare vehicle in the 3300-block of North Clark Street.Good Samaritans then jumped in and grabbed the suspect and held him down until officers arrived, police said.The suspect is in custody and charges are pending, police said. No one was injured.