Good Samaritans Intervene To Save Officer in Trouble

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( – A few good Samaritans reportedly stopped a fight between a California Highway Patrol officer and a suspect, Fox News reported. Everado Navarro, one of the bystanders who intervened in the fight, stated that he punched the man in the ribs but it did not feel like it had an effect as he continued grabbing down the officer. He added that as he intervened, the only thing he was considering was that he needed to ensure the person would not be able to grab the officer’s firearm.

The fight took place on May 19 at 5 p.m. in Santa Ana. Reportedly, the suspect had been shouting at drivers near the freeway when two officers went over to him.

One of the two officers left while the other remained to issue the suspect a warning. However, a fight broke out, and the suspect ended up pinning the officer to the ground. The confrontation was caught on video and has been shown by news outlets.

It was at that point that Navarro pulled over and tried to figure out what was happening. Upon realizing that the officer needed help, he sprung into action. Navarro was having a hard time handling the suspect until two other men joined him and the three of them, along with the officer, managed to subdue the suspect. The officer only suffered a few small injuries to his thumb. The suspect also had to go to the hospital due to facial injuries.

According Fox News, CHP spokesperson Anselmo Templado commended the actions of the three men who got involved while speaking with Eyewitness News. He said most people simply stand on the sidelines or record these types of incidents, but he was happy that they stepped in.

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