Utah Good Samaritan lets homeless man shower in her apartment, he slits her throat
Talk about no good deed goes unpunished. An attempt at being a Good Samaritan went horribly wrong after a woman let a homeless man into her Salt Lake City apartment to shower, and he slit her throat. Authorities at first did not know what had caused the woman’s injury, receiving only a report of a woman “bleeding heavily,” reported KUTV-TV. But the victim told police she had let the man in. ...news.yahoo.com
South Sudan First Vice President Rejects Deal On Command Of Military Recruits
JUBA, South Sudan — South Sudan’s First Vice President Riek Machar Teny has rejected a government proposal to share the command of yet-to-graduate 83,000 military recruits. President Salva Kiir Mayardit leads the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement [in Government] while Machar leads the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Army-In Opposition. “We can expeditiously move on to graduate the unified forces so that they can be deployed even if we don’t have guns,” Lomuro said. “So, if something happens to that signatory, in one way or the other, that affects the peace process of South Sudan. Two years after South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011, a brutal, ethnically-driven conflict broke out in mid-December 2013 between Kiir and Machar, from the rival Dinka and Nuer tribes, respectively.thewestsidegazette.com
Good Samaritan living out of car honored for saving woman’s life after she was struck by a drunk driver
DORAL, Fla. – On Friday, a Good Samaritan who went out of his way to save a woman who had been struck by a drunk driver in Miami was honored by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. According to officials, cameras captured the moment the Good Samaritan, Jorge Rodriguez, came to help Alva Alonso after she was hit by a drunk driver and pinned between two cars on Nov. 20 while getting a blanket out of the trunk of her car. Once Alonso was struck by the vehicle, Rodriguez rushed to her aid, and had the drunk driver who was responsible give him his shirt so he could make a tourniquet to stop the bleeding from her leg. Rodriguez lives out of his car and happened to be at the scene of the accident at the right moment in time. At the ceremony, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue honored Rodriguez for his heroic actions with a medal and department coin.
First responders who saved man from sinking car in Lauderhill canal recall frantic rescue
LAUDERHILL, Fla. – First responders from Lauderhill Fire Rescue describe the effort to rescue a man from a canal at an apartment complex during Tropical Storm Eta. “We needed all hands on deck with the tremendous conditions we were facing,” said Lieutenant Cliff Petty. A Good Samaritan had tied a rope to the trunk of the car and was able to secure it before rescuers arrived. “I start clearing out the glass, and I look, and I go, ‘I think I got this guy,’” Lombardi recalled. Battalion Chief Ryan Hicks, who also went into the water for the rescue, said he would like to thank the bystander who secured Valcy’s vehicle.
New Zealand Police Return Stolen Bike To Autistic Girl
Auckland City, New Zealand — Police in New Zealand have returned a bicycle stolen from an autistic girl, thanks to a Good Samaritan who spotted it in a nearby area. In it, the girl’s mother describes realizing that someone had broken into her shed and stolen her children’s bikes. After notifying law enforcement, the mother posted a photo of the stolen bike on social media, asking for help locating it. A woman she knows later contacted her to say she had seen a bike fitting the description not far from their home. Police recommend that owners record their bike’s serial number in order to identify lost or stolen bikes and prove ownership.thewestsidegazette.com
Coast Guard rescues young girl whose inflatable raft drifted out to sea
– The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a young girl Monday afternoon after the lollipop-shaped inflatable raft that she was on drifted out to sea off the coast of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. According to Coast Guard officials, they were alerted about the incident shortly before 4 p.m. They said a Good Samaritan at the beach, Samuel Cruz Valcárcel, spoke to a boat crew on the phone and helped guide them to where the girl was. The girl, who officials said was between 4 and 6 years old, was found more than a half-mile offshore. She was also wearing a life jacket,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Jesse Wilde, Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan coxswain for the case.
Good Samaritan seriously injured in hit-and-run crash in Oakland Park
OAKLAND PARK, Fla. – Broward Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide detectives are searching for the driver who seriously injured a Good Samaritan last week who was helping out another whose car had become disabled in Oakland Park. The hit-and-run crash was reported around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday in the eastbound lanes of East Cypress Creek Road at North Dixie Highway. Deputies said the victim, Jonathan James Patterson, was helping the driver whose car broke down when he was struck by a vehicle similar to a 2013-2016 Lexus GS 350. Detectives believe the driver was trying to turn right, but turned too wide, striking Patterson who was standing under the hood of the disabled car. Anyone with further information is asked to call BSO Traffic Homicide Detective Sean Strzalkowski at 954-321-4845.
Pilots or angels? These good Samaritans volunteer plane, time to rescue animals
Pilots N Paws, a nonprofit organization, connects rescue organizations with pilots who are willing to help transport animals to and from shelters across the country. The people that do the hard work are the fosters and the rescue [organizations]. Rescue organizations post to Pilots N Paws website when they have an animal in need of a transport. Pilots N Paws gets in touch with multiple pilots to confirm information and get the animals where they need to go. You can also closely follow rescue stories (from beginning to end) on Pilots N Paws' Facebook page.
Business owner says fake jewelry scam is getting out of hand
Abby Alhlou of Abby's Jewelry says that it is common to see fake jewelry in this line of work, but this year it's worse than it's ever been. One day last week she had eight people come into her store attempting to sell fake jewelry. In that time, she's never seen this many people coming to her with the same type of fake jewelry. The store manager says there are a few tips you can look for if something like this happens to you. Sometimes the coloring is off, especially on the rings," Noor Alhlou, the store manager, said.
Good Samaritan rescues child from drowning
PLANTATION, Fla. – A Good Samaritan rescued a boy from drowning at a Plantation hotel pool on Friday night, according to Plantation Fire Rescue. After the rescue, another Good Samaritan performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the three-year-old boy. Plantation Fire Rescue reported the he was breathing when they arrived at the Staybridge Suites, 401 N Pine Island Rd. #Pfd on scene 3 yr old male, near drowning. Staybridge Suites 401 N Pine Island Rd.
Good Samaritan thwarts robbery with kick to the face
Good Samaritan thwarts robbery with kick to the face Jesse Moore decided he couldn't stand by and watch his neighborhood store in St. Paul, Minn. get robbed. Springing into action, Moore climbed onto the checkout counter and kicked the would-be robber in the face as the suspect attempted to empty the cash register.cbsnews.com