This feel-good story could restore your faith in humanity.
[Columbia South Carolina] A call came into dispatch over an irate man who assaulted a gas station employee. When the officer responded she was alone with the armed suspect and struggled to subdue him. An onlooker, Cray Turmon, sprang into action and rushed the suspect knocking him to the ground making it possible to detain the suspect.
Cray received recognition today by the Columbia South Carolina police department. The suspect is facing attempted murder charges, kidnap and other felony charges. Take a look.
The Original Viral Video Showing The Officer’s Struggle And Mr. Turmon’s Quick Response:
A homeless man who South Carolina police are praising for jumping into action to assist an officer in an arrest this week said Wednesday things were “going to get ugly” so something “had to be done.”
Cray Turmon was captured on video this week tackling a man who was wrestling with a police officer outside a gas station in Columbia.
“She’s a woman slammed to the ground and she’s an officer…I saw her belongings hit the ground,” Turmon told WACH. “She’d done everything she could…It was going to get ugly, ya know? Something had to be done.” – Reported on Fox News.
Photos of the recognition of gratitude presented to Mr. Turmon.
“I really appreciate all of the officers,” says Turmon. “This time I’m not on the other end of the law. I’m on the right end of the law this time.”
At one point in his life, Turmon says he was on the wrong side of the law. Former DUI arrests made him lose his license, job and his home. Now he’s with Transitions, working to get his life back on track. He says he was more than willing to help the officer.
“Good tackle! That’s what she told me, good tackle. I saw her again today and she said ‘I’m glad you were there.’ I said I was glad I could be a help.”