“There were a Lot of People Who Didn’t Do Anything. I was the Only One that Did Something. When You See Something like That, You’re Supposed to Help”

On 12 August 2015 someone tried to rape a 28-year-old woman on a subway platform at the Bergen Avenue stop in Park Slope in Brooklyn, New York. Maurice Osborne, a person of color who heard the woman scream, said, “There were a lot of people who didn’t do anything. I was the only one that did something. When you see something like that, you’re supposed to help.” He added, “Usually when you’re on the train you hear commotion, you don’t think nothing of it, but she was screaming for like 15, 20 seconds.” The suspect had approached her inside a subway car and then tried to rape her after she got out. Mr. Osborne said, “I punched him, hit him a couple of times.” He also head-butted the suspect. After subduing the suspect, he then dragged him two blocks to a police station. Mr. Osborne said, “I just picked him up and tried taking him to the police precinct and she was following and crying. Once we got there, she said thank you, she thanked me.” Mr. Osborne’s mother said, “He’s always been a helpful person and I’m proud of him and he got a twin, too, so look out!” Mr. Osborne said, “That he would do that right there on the platform and not care, that was shocking.” The suspect was cited with multiple charges, including sexual assault and public lewdness.

For Further Information: “GOOD SAMARITAN DESCRIBES RESCUE OF WOMAN BEING SEXUALLY ASSAULTED IN BROOKLYN SUBWAY.” WABC (New York, NY). 14 August 2015

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