Good Samaritan Rescues Woman From Attempted Kidnapping


Friday, March 30th 2007, 10:56 am
By: News On 6


A Good Samaritan saves a woman's life. Now, that woman would like to find the Good Samaritan so she can thank him. The mother of five says she was attacked on a busy street around 3 p.m. Wednesday. She was walking on the street behind Super Target when a man drove up next to her. He offered her a ride, which she declined. News On 6 crime reporter Lori Fullbright reports he made a crude comment that she ignored, then the fight was on.

Nadia thought she was safe walking on a well traveled road in broad daylight. When the man pulled up next to her and offered her a ride, she immediately got off the road and into the grass to put some distance between them, but it wasn't enough.

"It sacred me really bad,” she said. “Everything's flashing. If I can't fight this guy hard enough, my kids won't see me again."

She did fight hard. She has a bruised palm from hitting the man in the nose. Her knuckles are bruised and scraped. She has a bruise on her leg, and her shirt was ripped, but he still wasn't giving up, and she was loosing strength. That's when a stranger in a red Chevy S10 pickup pulled up and tackled the attacker.

“The man in a red truck, don't know who he was, no idea, but if he hadn't come by, I'd probably be another missing person,” she said. “I would really like to find him to tell him thank you. I 'd love to give him money, but don't have it, but I'd give him a hug."

Nadia's five children, husband and mother would also like to thank the man. After he showed up, Nadia ran home and called 911 and doesn't know what happened to the good samaritan or the attacker. Both were gone when police arrived.

"I don't know where he came from or what he seen to make him get out or heard because I was screaming,” said Nadia. "I don't know, but I thank God that man came down that street at that time."

As for the suspect, he was white, six-feet-two with a short, buzz haircut and a thin mustache. He was in a dark blue or black, four-door, newer car, similar to a Maxima.