I was watching a video yesterday on YouTube that showed a woman being beaten by a man in the back of a pickup truck, and her legs were all sorts of messed up from the attack. Some bystanders intervened and stopped the man from continuing his attack. They got the woman out of harms way, but the end result was not immediately apparent.
If they’re husband and wife, or boyfriend and girlfriend, they may have simply gone home together after the video stopped rolling. Maybe the police never caught up with him. Based on the video, we simply do not know what the outcome was.
Give it a watch below:
Later on in the day, I was browsing TTAG and saw a similar story, and it took me a little bit of investigating to find that they are separate incidents. The story that they covered happened recently, while the one above was from at least a few years ago, since the video was posted on YouTube in 2015.
For this second story, we know what the outcome was;
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – It’s a horrifying incident that neighbors say they won’t soon forget.
“I heard this lady screaming,” said one man who didn’t want to be identified. “She was saying, ‘Help me! He’s killing me! He’s killing me!’”
Wednesday afternoon Toledo police say a man and woman were arguing in a truck near the intersection of Nelson and Lodge.
Shortly after, investigators say the man started attacking the woman with a hatchet.
“I thought it was his hand, but it was actually an ax,” said the neighbor.
The unidentified man says he witnessed the man strike the woman multiple times in her arms and face.
“She was bleeding and she was just screaming for her life,” said the man.
As the violence continued, officers say Benjamin Hand, 29, came out from his home shot and killed the attacking man.
Neighbors say they feel it’s a move that ultimately saved the 53-year-old woman’s life.
Domestic disputes are often very messy situations, and it’s not always wise to intervene. In these particular instances, though, it seemed evident that something had to be done immediately. If not, either of these women could have been more severely injured or even killed.
It only takes a moment for things to turn from bad to worse, and not wasting any time is the most important thing. Calling police and waiting for them may not give the victims enough time.
We can only hope that the woman in the first video remained in a safe environment after this incident, but we just don’t know.
What we do know is that the woman in the second story was undoubtedly and completely removed from her attacker because he did not survive the incident. I am not promoting the killing of this man, however there is something to be said for the quick-thinking actions of a concerned neighbor.