An Arizona mother-of-two was vacationing in New York city when 37-year-old mugger Theordore Shearin put his hand in the woman’s back pocket and grabbed a hand full of money. The woman, 36-year-old Jaime Cowgur, instinctively grabbed his hand and asked what he was doing. An altercation ensued, and the mugger pulled the woman to the ground by her backpack. Fortunately, a group of Good Samaritans were nearby and tackled the man to the ground and held him until police arrived.
In the video uploaded to YouTube, it shows the moments directly after the men tackled the would-be mugger. One man is lying on the ground holding Shearin by the neck as others stand above him ensuring he doesn’t break free. The group of men not only hold the man down until police can arrive, they also get the startled woman her money back.
DNA Info reports that Cowgur had just finished up a two-day stay in New York City with her two teenage children when she felt someone’s hand in her back pocket. She turned and grabbed the mugger by the wrist and said, “What are you doing?” Instead of dropping the woman’s money, the man held on tight and pulled her to the ground by her backpack. The determined tourist says that she held on to her backpack tightly because she needed the items inside to travel back home. Therefore, she held on as the man dragged her down the street.
Bystanders noticed what was happening and quickly jumped in to rescue the woman. About a dozen men took action and got the mugger to the ground. As he lay on the ground, the men forced him to hand Cowgur back her money.
What do you think of the Good Samaritans actions?
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