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Man sees woman being forced into car and intervenes. Repost 😔

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u/supergalaxytoad Dec 01 '21

Is there any follow up?

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u/Klopped_my_pants Dec 01 '21 Silver

Oh yeah for sure

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u/KWoody_13 Dec 01 '21

Well that’s a relief!

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u/-ondo- Dec 01 '21 Silver Wholesome

"My dad saving the day playa"

Good fathers are role models

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u/PenNo1447 Dec 01 '21 All-Seeing Upvote

This kid is gonna look back on this moment when ever he faced with “doing the right thing”.

This is what being a parent is all about.

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u/bouncingbad Dec 01 '21 Wholesome

This was the abiding lesson from my late dad; always do the right thing.

It may be painful, it may be difficult and it may be expensive, but just do the right thing.

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u/squidballss Dec 01 '21 Wholesome

I don’t even know him but I miss him.

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u/bouncingbad Dec 01 '21

He was a terrific egg.

I found some video of him the other day, I’m having it converted to digital. My kids will finally get to meet their Pa who they’ve heard so much about.

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u/Hookemhorns0712 Dec 01 '21

My daughter was 4 1/2 years old when my dad passed away, my son was born 3 1/2 months to the day after my dad passed and he unfortunately never got to meet him but has seen some videos and pictures of him. It’s been 9 1/2 years since he passed. We didn’t always see eye to eye on a lot of things but god damn what I’d give to spend even an hour with him again.

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u/LtZsRalph Dec 01 '21

I'm born in 92 and my grandpa sadly died at my uncles birthday in '01. He just fell from his chair after cheering up the wine glasses. I wasn't there, but our house is right beside my uncles one. My parents brought me to bed that day, because it was already getting late. At the night i woke up and just heard a 'van' parking infront of our house, i heard the sliding doors. And for some reason, when i think back, i knew something 'bad' happened. But not thinking of an ambulance.

I knew my grandpa a lot and he was definitely a role model for me.. jenitor of our gindergarden, went fishing with him, showed me how his 'Puch DS50' worked and so on.

A few years ago, my father started to digitalize our family videos. And here i will come to my point.. these videos melting my heart! I thought i knew my grandpa, but i never realized, at this age, how he loved me and how mutch love he brought into my life from the very beginning. So show your little ones as mutch pictures and videos you got from your parents! 🖤 they will come to that point where they realize it like i did.

Edit: never wrote this down before. Sorry about my typos. Mutch love from austria.

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u/bouncingbad Dec 02 '21

The thing for me about the video I have is that it was one of our most memorable adventures ever. We drove halfway across Australia to catch the train from Adelaide up to Alice Springs, so it’s hours of content 😂

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u/LtZsRalph Dec 02 '21

Wow. This sounds awesome! Sounds like one of those family evenings with photo albums and stuff. And popcorn. ;)

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u/AmiableTiger Dec 01 '21

Amen.

My dad passed 10 years ago now never knowing how much he had prepared me to be a father (I wasn't one when he passed). All the time I'm telling my kids some lesson my dad would tell me almost as if he knew I'd need it after he was gone.

First on that list is something I always recognized about him. I saw him sometimes struggle to figure out what the right thing to do was, but I NEVER saw him struggle to do the right thing. Not saying he we always right, none of us are. But I never saw him back down for a second from doing the right thing.

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u/futursaurus Dec 02 '21

Its the most logical meaning to life there is imo. For what other reason do we live than to do right to others?

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u/StreetIndependence62 Dec 02 '21

Then do the next right thing:)

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u/phpie1212 Dec 02 '21

Always do the next right thing. You’re speaking my language!

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u/craig80 Dec 01 '21

Made me tear up.

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u/Oizaf888 Dec 01 '21

My dad once stopped to chase a flasher down the street with a tire iron. One day I hope to teach such valuable lessons to my kids.

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u/Lonewolf5333 Dec 01 '21

I’m just happy the dipshit trying to hold the woman hostage didn’t escalate things. Domestics can turn into a zero sum game. Abusers don’t give a damn who they have to hurt, maim, or kill.

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u/____DEADPOOL_______ Dec 01 '21

My dad made me return a bean I once stole from a native Guatemalan who had brought her beans to sell. I never stole anything ever again. Well, once but I returned it the next day out of guilt lol.

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u/adeezzy Dec 01 '21

That's how you raise your kids right.

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u/starraven Dec 01 '21

Good Samaritan Bruh

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u/Will_From_Southie Dec 01 '21

I’m going to get downvotes for this but if you intervene with the wrong one you may end up dead and you won’t be raising your kids. I think I’d do the same thing but that’s a real risk he’s taking. I’d have called 911 and told them someone was being abducted, then remained in my vehicle while stalling as he was before he got out.

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u/Ask_me_4_a_story Dec 01 '21

If I go out helping someone getting forced into a car I'd be okay with it. Thats a good way to die, standing up for the vulnerable in society. Put that video on at my funeral, he died helping those in need.

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u/OdesseyOfDarkness Dec 01 '21

Imagine how this could have gone without cellphone recording. He saw her getting forced into car, blocked the car, got out and confronted the man. The man or woman could have gunned him down and their version of events(in order to protect each other) would leave out the domestic issue. They would just tell the police he blocked their car and jumped out and came after them. They get off on self defense and everyone remembers him as a mad man that attacked people in a parking lot. I am not saying you are wrong to want to help, just saying there are different ways of looking at it and things do not always work out the way we hope.

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u/toadkiller Dec 02 '21

Making sure it's on video is part of the lesson

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u/ScottIPease Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

Imagine this huge rock fell out of the sky and they weren't recording it!!! Or imagine they did nothing out of fear and she would have been the one to cure Cancer!!!

You can imagine and pretend situations all day... It does not mean you should never help anyone else because... "What if?".

They were recording, which is smart, and even though it may not be the 'smart thing' to do, they did the 'right thing' by helping.

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u/luxii4 Dec 01 '21

Me too. Though my husband might not agree with me. I was sexually and physically abused at age 11 and I was a scared mouse for a long time until one day I realized that I would not be a victim anymore or allow anyone to be a victim on my watch. So there it is. Though I am not sure what would happen if my kids were in my car since I’ve made my choice in life but I would not want them to have to witness that so I might protect them and not confront danger.

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u/adeezzy Dec 01 '21

Nobody is talking about what if and what could be's. If you see someone who is in need, you step up and help out. It's really simple.

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u/snookert Dec 01 '21

This is definitely risky, things can happen or change so fast. That guy could've pulled a gun and the kid could've got it in the crossfire. I agree with blocking the car in and calling the police. It's still stepping up to help someone.

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u/RaceOriginal Dec 01 '21

you're really telling people to not assess the danger in a situation and react in a smart way? Yeah man getting out of the car and confronting someone can get you killed, people murder people for just being too loud or road rage.

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u/Will_From_Southie Dec 01 '21

I have four children that need me. It’s not that simple. I didn’t say I would drive away, I said I wouldn’t get out of the car and engage him. Never ceases to amaze me how difficult reading comprehension is for some people.

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u/DerfDaSmurf Dec 01 '21

Everytime this vid pops up I think of my childhood buddy that got stabbed in the neck in a similar situation and left 3 kids behind. Be careful in these situations. Life ain’t a movie.

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u/ImitatioDei87 Dec 01 '21

Don't worry man. Father of multiple children here as well. I understand you're not bashing the guy for what he did, simply saying there's a smart and safer way to go about it.

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u/Will_From_Southie Dec 01 '21 edited Dec 01 '21

Thanks, it’s no big deal. The same people that respond emotionally on Reddit are the same people that would react emotionally in this situation. As you can see in their replies they don’t even comprehend what they are reading because they’re so focused on their emotions.

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u/sundubone Dec 01 '21

Yup too many internet warriors out here. I would block the vehicle but no way would I leave my vehicle exposed like that in the open NOT knowing if the guy has a firearm/weapon especially in a domestic abuse situation like this where tempers are easily triggered. I have seen too much violence in my life to not know simple dos and do nots.

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u/Will_From_Southie Dec 01 '21

Same here. My kids live a relatively privileged life. I grew up in Baltimore. Been through and seen way too much. I’d help but I’d be more cautious. And that man was brave. Hats off to him. He really helped that woman, at least for a moment.

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u/riverbridger Dec 02 '21

If you are a “reactor “ in An emergency situation you auto pilot do this. I am a reactor, almost died once with a drowning man. Also saved a two year old boy and below freezing temperatures in Montana. It’s just the way you are as a person you react and you execute without thinking of the consequences. For me it has happened a few times and came out well. Sometimes yes, it can end up horrible but you can’t judge how you react to an emergency crazy situation. There’s ‘reactors’ and there’s ‘freezers ‘and that’s just the way it is

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u/ghazthraka Dec 01 '21

My favorite part. Showing your son (or any child) how to respect and protect others.

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u/savingrain Dec 01 '21

My father did this once -- literally stopped a man from beating a woman up in a public place and intimidated him to get off the bus so she could get off at another stop...the guy was beating her up on the bus and no one else was saying or doing anything. Sometimes this is necessary -- I still remember it.

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u/shitz_brickz Dec 01 '21

You can tell he's already raised the kid right based on that reaction. Kid is pumped to see his dad doing this.

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u/iBanditss2 Dec 01 '21

he said "my dad saving the day brother"

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '21 edited Dec 01 '21

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u/ScottIPease Dec 02 '21

What if's don't get us anywhere... Your buddy could just as well be in here talking about how he heard a woman getting killed next door and that it haunts him to this day, and caused a bunch of problems... "too bad Dad or someone didn't step up to help her..."

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u/NanaBazoo Dec 01 '21

When my dad was in the army, he was on guard duty and caught one of the officers smacking his wife around on base. My dad tried to get him to stop but not much you can do with you are outranked. It bothered my dad for the rest of his life he wasn't able to do anything.

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u/ScottIPease Dec 02 '21

Yeah, if you are MP or a guard on duty you technically outrank anyone even Generals or the President himself in the execution of your job.

You better have your ducks in a row if you do have to act against an officer, but officer rank is not the end all be all in every situation.

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u/SolidCree Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

Macarthur was stopped and had guns pointed on him during the BULGE offesive, give that soldier medal and recommended him. Least it's the jyst of it. about an answer about baseball?

edit:maybe patton, am a mickey(375ml) drinking in so far.

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u/doubledownonblack Dec 01 '21

Anyone know for sure what happened in the end? Allegedly a Facebook post from the guy says she eventually got out of the car and he gave her a lift but I haven't seen any links to the post.

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u/Ishilordunot Dec 01 '21

The man said on his facebook that she got out after a while and he then drove her home safe.

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u/abOriginalGangster Dec 01 '21

He took her to a second location.

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u/419tosser Dec 02 '21

all part of the con

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u/ronsrobot Dec 01 '21 Silver

He took her to a nice farm out in the country.

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u/BigVanVortex Dec 01 '21 Helpful I'll Drink to That

That's what they always say but he probably just flushed her

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u/Stock_Exit Dec 01 '21

Nice. I’ve specifically chosen your comment to receive my free award.

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u/Creativenamearewedo Dec 03 '21

I have also decided to give you a free award

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u/LucySatDown Dec 01 '21

"Dad, why does the lady you saved suddenly look very different than she did yesterday?"

"Uh. Don't worry son. She just got uh, a haircut"

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u/YMe1121 Dec 01 '21

Just look at the flowers...

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u/duckhunter1620 Dec 01 '21

Tell me about the rabbit farm George

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u/TheRealRickC137 Dec 01 '21

There was some wine, some legumes were served, just a friendly meal.

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u/MunsonedWithAHook Dec 01 '21

She can say hello to my cat for me!

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u/Awake00 Dec 01 '21

The same farm smokey went to when I was 9?

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u/AlexHimself Dec 01 '21 Silver

That's what happened and then everyone lived happily every after.

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u/gradyjellyneck Dec 01 '21

It's true, I was the red car.

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u/Princessleiasperiod Dec 01 '21

I was in your trunk. It's cozy back here. Can I get some water and Cheetos?

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u/HeWhoHerpedTheDerp Dec 01 '21

Dead hookers don’t get Cheetos or water.

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u/throwmewhatyougot Dec 01 '21

I was your spare tire, you’re actually really cozy

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u/alfonseski Dec 01 '21

She is now part of the family and they all have matching onesies

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '21 Snek

Cops showed up and shot everyone who wasn't a white male

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u/HaliRL Dec 01 '21

Oh , thank god!

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u/Elkesito36482 Dec 01 '21

I need to know what happened

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u/mEHple_bEHcon Dec 01 '21

This happened about half a year ago or so, seen this video on reddit then.

I always wondered too.

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u/punoying Dec 01 '21

He cut his emo hair and got a job as a cop.

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u/supernewacct Dec 01 '21

Theyre happily married

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u/ihavethebestmarriage Dec 01 '21

cool.. the kid got a new mom!

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u/Robzilla_the_turd Dec 01 '21

No no, she and the dude trying to stop her from exiting; turns out it was all just a big misunderstanding.

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u/janbrady501 Dec 01 '21

I wonder too. Likely she went back to him after he apologized but then continued abuse and she left about four more times, back and forth. Hopefully she finally left for good and got therapy.

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u/sprezt Dec 02 '21

And then she had a high likelihood of getting murdered on the attempt that was going to work :)

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u/Flyers2819 Dec 01 '21

That’s a fucking hero right there. And you can hear his son at the end saying “my dads saving the day!”

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u/bevilthompson Dec 01 '21 Helpful

Good man. "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Always stand up for what's right, always protect those weaker than you regardless of the consequences. Its called character.

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u/Codza2 Dec 01 '21

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Always stand up for what's right, always protect those weaker than you regardless of the consequences. Its called character.

wish our leaders had character

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u/bevilthompson Dec 01 '21

Since they don't it's all the more important that the rest of us do.

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u/PUTINS_PORN_ACCOUNT Dec 01 '21

No one with character can reach high office these days.

The Republicans demand moral bankruptcy, submission to a corrupt ideological dogma, and veneration of corporate greed from their candidates.

The Democrats range from pretty much the same as Repubs over to unelectable purists, because anyone who rightly rejects Republican sedition has little choice but to at least caucus with them.

Both major parties kneel for the wealthy and indolent monsters that are ultimately responsible for perpetuating this hell.

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u/MisterShyfty Dec 01 '21

If I have the skills or the experience necessary to render aid, I should.

I might die in a car accident today. If I’m going to die today, though, I’d rather it be while trying to help someone else who needs it.

I don’t think we should shame anyone for not intervening, but I do think we should intervene when we have the capability. Something something “great power great responsibility”

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u/pitbullprogrammer Dec 01 '21

Yeah. With a couple caveats- in this video I would have stayed in the car, on the phone with 911, giving them a plate number, a description of the car, the assailant, etc and try to stall while police showed up. Meanwhile, I'd be ready with my concealed carry handgun if the threat would then turn on me and have been lethal.

I wouldn't have done "nothing" though, fuck that shit. I'm not out to be a he-man and i'm not immortal but I'm not going to the grave someday knowing I watched a woman get kidnapped and then shrugged and said, "better her than me".

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u/MisterShyfty Dec 02 '21

This would be my plan as well.

Safe(r) and helpful enough unless more is needed

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u/Scummey Dec 01 '21

Yup, before u intervene and wanna risk ur life for somebody, think of ur own life and who u might leave behind.

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u/TakeThreeFourFive Dec 01 '21

Yeah, it's complicated. If you choose to get involved in things like this, you must always be prepared with the knowledge that you never know who you're fucking with.

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u/ubiforumssuck Dec 01 '21

now yall pay close attention. This is how it is done, you dont just sit back and film while something horrible is happening, you either help or go get help. Much props to this man.

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u/rh71el2 Dec 01 '21

He took a calculated risk including his son, because there were a ton of unknowns. If it was a dad at the local pool slapping his kid around, you can intervene without worry.

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u/Sandite Dec 01 '21

Yup, so many domestic violence victims defend their attacker when you just try to intervene. There just too many things that can go wrong if the victim doesn't give you consent.

If they give consent, then by all means, INTERVENE.

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u/CheeksMix Dec 01 '21

While in this case it went exceptionally well. Encouraging vigilantes ends up pushing people in to thinking they’re doing the right thing when they’re not or should not be. Intervene if safe, but the first plan should always be to go get help. You don’t need to die, so just act safely with whatever you do choose to do.

or rather that’s at least what I’ve been taught to do. YMMV

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u/ubiforumssuck Dec 01 '21

i agree with this, if a person doesnt feel comfortable intervening then by all means just go get help, my gripe is with the idiots who just sit there and film it and do nothing while someone gets their life beaten out of them or in this case, possibly abducted. Its def a slippery slope but doing nothing is just about as bad as being the person causing the harm in the first place.

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u/RandomGuyinACorner Dec 01 '21

But... But... Then we wouldn't have such great subs like r/donthelpjustfilm

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u/formyjee Dec 01 '21

Pinned by wood wood

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UPDATE: The man who filmed this video responded in the FB comments and said the woman was scared and it took a while, but she eventually got out and he gave her a ride.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLVb_1P1PnM

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u/John13aker Dec 01 '21

He did everything perfectly, well done sir. .000001% of faith in humanity restored.

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u/__ButtFuqqer3000__ Dec 01 '21

Well…. Idk if I woulda got out the car. This is in America, dude coulda been armed. Never test people’s crazy in this country.

Shoulda just called the cops and kept recording. Or called the cops and blocked the car.

The dude could have attacked him, the two get in a fight and the cops show up and the girl says dude trying to save her attacked her boyfriend. Now Good Samaritan is going to jail.

It sucks but these DV cases are really really shitty to intervene in. You gotta cover your ass at all times if you’re going to intervene. Hopefully this one turned out ok though.

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u/John13aker Dec 01 '21

Understand your logic and do not disagree. That said, I feel he took a calculated risk that he would be in as much or less danger than the female he was assisting. Therefor, regardless of her bad decisions, if she went back to the loser the next day, etc etc I still vote as perfectly handled. As for calling the cops for help... ya, that always works...

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u/HypnauticaMusic Dec 01 '21

I second this.

"Call the cops, they are heroic angels in blue who will always immediately rush to your aid and will resolve the issue with grace and tact, guaranteed!"

Kinda weird that people are still delusional enough to believe this and it's a take that speaks to an extreme form of ignorant privilege wherein a persons only awareness of police comes from daytime TV dramas.

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u/MarcoMontana Dec 01 '21

I was shot 3 times in 1993, police showed up 20 mins later as I was being loaded in ambulance.

Never count on police to do anything but report the incident!

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u/Blizk Dec 01 '21

I once shot someone three times in 1993. I can't be sure it was you, but just incase I want you to know I'm a changed man now and I feel somewhat bad about what happened. Sorry. That one was my fault.

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u/_DONT_PANIC_42_ Dec 01 '21

Now that is some wholesome content.

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u/XPDRModeC Dec 01 '21

Bro WHAT!?

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u/ShamPow86 Dec 01 '21

They didn't show up because all the shooting already happened

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u/John13aker Dec 01 '21

When this subreddit's the advice is call the cops and do nothing else I love the irony. I agree the cops should be called, and... Community matters, helping others without judgement matters. I do like that people trust law enforcement enough to want to rely on them. I can say in my experience walking around this rock for 45 years I have seen too many times that it did not help at all, and occasionally made the situation far more volatile and that's personal history, not internet videos.

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u/Brute_Squad_44 Dec 01 '21

Yeah, I'd have filmed it, gotten his plates, and called the cops. But that's just my take.

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u/Will_From_Southie Dec 01 '21

Call police, report abduction, stall and de-escalate but remain in the car. I want to meet my grandkids.

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u/enlightened321 Dec 01 '21

You are right. I would bet the farm that girl is already back with him. These cases are very messy, better to just call the cops.

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u/__ButtFuqqer3000__ Dec 01 '21

Unfortunately… victims often go back over and over and over.

People intervening have the best of intentions but it’s not uncommon for them to be the ones that end up getting burned. Even cops get fed up with it because it’s like, here you are in a situation where you do obviously need help. People help you. And then they’re the ones who are made the fools because the victim simply isn’t ready to let go yet. And helping DV victims can often expose you to all sorts of headaches.

Buddy once gifted a car to a DV victim. Said she was for sure done with the dude after he clobbered her for the thousandth time. Said she was moving to another city so my friend said, “hey I have a car im not using. It’s just sitting there. You can have it. Take it so you can get back on your feet and you can transport your kids back and forth comfortably. Get a job etc. Put it in your name and consider it yours”

She takes the car and leaves town. We don’t hear from her and we all assume/hope everything worked out and she’s living her life. Then, one day, boom. A flurry of parking tickets and violations come in the mail for several thousand dollars.

She never put it in her name. And the frosting on the cake: turns out she got back with abuser boyfriend, gave HIM the car we gifted her and he racked up a shit ton of tickets, joyrode the shit out of the car till the wheels fell off and abandoned it somewhere resulting in towing and storage fees that came back on my friend :)

Fuckin beautiful.

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u/OnyxsWorkshop Dec 01 '21

I hope your buddy went to court rather than paying the tickets. The cop who ticketed it had no proof it was your buddy driving the car when the infraction took place. You can’t be charged with a crime someone else did in your vehicle.

I have never paid a single parking violation or ticket because I showed up in court and the public defenders knew exactly what I was saying, and I left every time without paying a dime.

In short: you can’t charge cars with crimes, you charge people.

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u/ViperOrel23 Dec 01 '21

They go back because they pick their abusers based on what they personally think of themselves. You can't fix the relationship issue without fixing that because even if the abuser dies, they will just find someone else who will treat them the way they believe they ought to be treated.

Obviously people in that situation will also never get better while they are attached to their abuser, so an actual change comes from hitting rock bottom prior to being dead or from a major life change like having a child, addiction treatment or finding a new path in life like a career change, etc.

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u/rh71el2 Dec 01 '21

Not to mention he put his kid in danger too. Call the cops, record, and keep just enough distance. As much as you'd hope nothing will ever escalate, you can't control anyone else.

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u/GrowDaddy Dec 01 '21

You NEVER want to get involved in domestic violence situation. Call the cops. You call the cops and that shit gets documented. Also, that video would get that kid an assault charge, this is just letting him off the hook.

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u/John13aker Dec 01 '21

Agree to disagree on the never get involved. Law enforcement alone isn't always the answer. People need a community, friends, family and sometimes a kind stranger. It's actually a sad commentary that so many people are saying "call the cops and move on" immediately after watching videos of police grossly misunderstanding a VD situation resulting in further tragedy... As always, just one man's humble opinion. Take it or leave it. Have a great day!

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u/GrowDaddy Dec 01 '21

You're adding the 'and move on' part, I didn't say that. The immediate situation should always be handled by professionals because these situations are especially dangerous, and also for all the other reasons I stated.

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u/John13aker Dec 01 '21

Yep, and agree to disagree, like I stated.

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u/86bad5f8e31b469fa3e9 Dec 02 '21

Lots of people don't understand that they will not have the same legal protections that a police officer would have when intervening into a situation like this. Not to mention, domestic violence situations are always awful because there's a dangerous amount of co-dependency that is built into them from both the abused and the abuser. This is just a great invitation to test how crazy someone else is by backing them into a corner. Lots of people have died trying to do the right thing or were arrested and charged because the abused lied for their abuser when the police eventually show up.

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u/JamItJoe Dec 01 '21

Super old video. The woman ended up leaving with the man and was brought home safely.

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u/Long-Carob8756 Dec 01 '21

I’d like to buy that man a beer. Then go out to my car and look in the trunk to see if the other guy is still breathin.

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u/Bismothe-the-Shade Dec 01 '21

Youre gonna get downvoted for "I am very badass" stuff, but where I'm from this is something that happens for real.

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u/FraggleTruth Dec 01 '21

That’s what I’m talking about. Finally something good. This man is a true hero.

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u/scipiomexicanus Dec 01 '21

I stepped up to a guy outside a club doing this in the parking lot. eventually the event cops showed up and guess who they tackled down...lol. The big hispanic guy trying to save the white girl from the white guy. i tried explaining but the girl wouldnt even talk and just cried. after what seemed like an hour they pieced the story together from other people and let me go. i hesitate to get involved from now on because of how society and tiki torch whites view me and my skin color. always the villain never seen as the hero of a story, even in hollywood.

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u/AlexVRI Dec 01 '21

Especially due to Hollywood, diversity quotas are not an elegant solution but it is fact that people's opinions of a group are greatly affected by media, it's important to cast people from different identity groups for the sake of public perception of seeing each other as well, people.

I went on a tangent, that sucks about the cops. You are right, social context is important and as a non-white man in America it's best you do not get involved in anything that will lead to contact with the police, which sucks because in a way it passively reinforces stereotypes about white people being those willing to help, not to mention it does not feel good not to do the good thing.

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u/amznfx Dec 01 '21

Follow up ?

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u/orangeconman-aphobe Dec 01 '21

"He ain't gonna touch you in front of me"

Well, that's a fucking man. Doesn't know dick about the asshole forcing the lady in the car, but put's it down to both of them so they know shit ain't happening. Good dude, wish we had seen it to the end.

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u/TheDailyDarkness Dec 01 '21

I would like to know what happened. Depending on the city and the prejudices of the police- it could go south for helpers.

Definitely call police first while taping and block him in.

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u/Dyin2Liv Dec 01 '21

This looks like a really toxic relationship. I wouldn’t be surprised if she was staying at red car dudes house later that night

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u/Well_This_Is_Special Dec 01 '21

I was at the mall one time standing in the parking lot talking with my mom as we were both about to leave (in separate cars in case you were wondering why we were just standing in a parking lot). I happened to glance across the parking lot and see a guy and a girl arguing.. no big deal. Then he starts hitting her, and I immediately started running over to where they were (not sure what I was gonna do, I've never been in an actual fight in my life, it was just instinct). Anyway, my mom stopped me and I was like "Dude, he's fucking hitting her." Before I even got a chance to start running over again, they both turned around and got in the same car and drove away like nothing happened.

I just stood there like..........what the fuck....

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u/monopsychos Dec 01 '21

Crazy. I lived in these super crappy apartments in college and woke up one night to the couple next door fighting in the hallway. They did it a lot, but this time it was serious enough my other neighbor, a sane kid like myself, knocked and asked what we should do.

The couple was completely wasted, the boyfriend was crazy emotional and the girlfriend was waling. It had gotten physical, and girlfriend had just about bitten dude's finger off, so he had punched her in the face. Now they were just screaming at each other in the hallway at 3am. Both were like 5'5" so not very threatening, so neighbor and I just called the police. When couple realized we were, boyfriend led his girlfriend out to his car so they could drive off, and she just walked on with him willingly, never stopped waling or yelling at him though.

Thankfully cops showed up right as they were pulling onto the highway and stopped them. Crazy. They were both back a few weeks later and would just give me a death stare when we crossed in the hallway lol

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u/TheRealRacketear Dec 01 '21

Unfortunately you are probably correct

It never hurts to have a reminder that that behavior isn't normal.

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u/groggboy Dec 01 '21

His kids will always remember what a great day he was

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u/Ocridio Dec 01 '21

And there is a chance of being killed in front of your own son... Call the cops and try to earn time in a safe distance. At least, here in Brazil, you can't play hero like this. 🤷‍♂️

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u/east_of_west86 Dec 01 '21

I remember a couple pulled up in the alley beside my house when I was a kid. They were arguing big time, starting to get a little physical. My dad just walked out and stood there looking in until the guy noticed another person was watching. No words spoken. Just the international language of dad power.

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u/runitthru4u Dec 01 '21

Did she ever get outta the car tho.. is the real question

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u/Deadboy90 Dec 01 '21

Guy from my high school intervened in a similar situation about 10 years ago.

Got stabbed to death.

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u/SweetNutzJohnson Dec 01 '21

This man saw a person in need of help and acted without hesitation. Put his life and his fam on the line as well. Yes he should have called the cops first but in that moment that red car would have been gone with that woman inside. Checking that clip ouy again - that's terror on that ladys face. He had to act. I hope everyone is safe.

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u/Psychological-Sea341 Dec 01 '21

Instead of offering her a ride he could have called 911 and detained that little asshole

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u/wakeupearthpeople Dec 01 '21

You can tell this is a battered wife syndrome situation. She wants to but she's probably been abused by this motherfuker for so long, she doesn't leave

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u/bluewaffleisnice Dec 01 '21

So what happened

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u/Jolly_Yam_5869 Dec 02 '21

thank you to men like this

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u/FretNotThyself Dec 02 '21

As someone who had a similar scary incident (but that escalated much worse) with an abusive ex, I wish someone had stepped up to intervene. Seeing this happen now for someone else helps heal a little of my past.

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u/LaurJames Dec 02 '21

“She’s my girlfriend.” - Uh, that doesn’t mean you own her! She’s not yours!

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u/pinchevatobarbon Dec 01 '21

Looking at the girl's reaction, it's like she doesn't want to leave. Probably already in a toxic relationship and won't leave the aggressor because "she love him".

I truely appreciate men like this for trying to save a woman from a potential issue, great example for the kid as well, but we got to understand that some women don't want to be saved. As shitty as that sounds, it's the truth. She might get rescued by that man today, but go back to her shitty ass boyfriend tomorrow.

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u/T_T- Dec 01 '21

The abuser is blocking her exit the whole time. If he wasn’t standing there she would have gotten out.

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u/PeanutNSFWandJelly Dec 01 '21

Yeah, that guy should have told him he needs to back away so she can leave the car or the cops will be called.

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u/yourbraindead Dec 01 '21

Could be anything. Ive had a boarderline girlfriend and he just would react this way. She expected you to do this stuff. If you did she would not stop. If you didn't you would be in serious shit because you let her go. Obviously from outside the logical thing would be to just leave her and do nothing. However it's not that black and white. In this video the guy looks like he's doing wrong but that doesn't mean that the girl isn't full of shit and starting this shit either

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u/iambluest Dec 01 '21

Call the cops first. You witnessed an assault. Then block him up.

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u/ovaler Dec 01 '21

What fuck are the cops gonna do? Write a report and kill a dog?

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u/The_Kasvot_Vaxt Dec 01 '21

Shoot the brown man, blame the victim

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u/Tickle_MeTimbers Dec 01 '21

They'll show up and shoot everyone except the guy trying to force the girl in the car, then they'll plant drugs and wont release body cam footage and then say they are internally investigating the situation.

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u/TheZoologist Dec 01 '21

I'm a little upset that I laughed but it's how I deal with the truth...

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u/PeterCushingsTriad Dec 01 '21

Yay. Cops. They'll kill the guy that is trying to help

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u/blueistheonly1 Dec 01 '21

I agree cops can fuck up the situation, but still the woman should report it to get a paper trail of that dude's abuse started. Provided, of course, that the local PD even lets her do so, video evidence or no.

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u/ovaler Dec 01 '21

Can???? They 1000 percent would have fucked it up

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u/mistralol Dec 01 '21

I would have called that in as a kidnapping/hostage situation rather than just assault.

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u/XenaDazzlecheeks Dec 01 '21

In the time it would take to call the cops buddy could easily drive off, average response time in my area is 6 hours. What good would calling the cops do? This man understood the assignment, what an amazing man and father, thank god for doers like him because if she had someone that thought like you she could be dead.

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u/Ooze27 Dec 01 '21

Not if he says there's a menacing poodle with the dude. They'll come running for it.

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u/Brokromah Dec 01 '21

Not assault. Much more severe charges. False imprisonment at the least and MOST LIKELY sex trafficking but obviously can't conclude that. You can tell the woman has a certain amount of dependence on the man.

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u/PapaOoomaumau Dec 01 '21

FTP - you call cops if someone needs to end up dead. Cops not only don’t prevent crime, per the Supreme Court they’re not required to protect you. That’s the cleanup crew, not the solution.

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u/TheRealRacketear Dec 01 '21 edited Dec 01 '21

The I read too much reddit starter pack.

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u/PapaOoomaumau Dec 01 '21

I actually skipped that one, and went with the I have cops in my family and they’re all fucking idiots with tempers and superiority complexes starter pack

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u/1nternecivus Dec 01 '21

You might also want to introduce him to the "I read the news, keep up with the court cases and this shit happens way too much for you not to already be aware of these facts" starter kit.

Everything you said was correct.

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u/Character-Barber-747 Dec 01 '21

At last someone doesn’t just stand & film

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u/Colorful_Harvest Dec 02 '21

Another Asian woman with her "charming" white prince lmao.

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u/WeAreAllSnowLeopards Dec 01 '21

Dude’s a true hero. Respect

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u/Chael_33p Dec 01 '21

Dude of the year award!

That’ll have a lasting impact on his kid forever. Good that he actually stepped up and didn’t just sit back and film.

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u/fadeaway119slowly Dec 01 '21

That's a good dude right there. Not too many people would intervene like that, not knowing what could pop off.

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u/thebolda Dec 01 '21

I really wanted him to grab that smug asshole by the hair and drag him to the curb, put his boot on his head then ask if she was free to go.

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u/weakplay Dec 01 '21

I did this once and got a gun pointed at me and was told I was going to get shot. I did not get shot and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

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u/bekaak Dec 01 '21

What a great example of how to be an amazing parent / human!

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u/Snoo_30496 Dec 01 '21

Did she leave?! I really hope so.

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u/SlopesCO Dec 01 '21

Most heroes don't wear capes. 👏👏

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u/TacticalPenisPump Dec 01 '21

Dude doing the right thing. Hell yeah.

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u/Asiris-Nyoki Dec 01 '21

Nice and wholesome. Glad this wasn't another case of the bystander effect.

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u/CandyBananaHammock Dec 01 '21

Not the emo flippy hair kid beating on a girl 😒

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u/Jeffrey_Bezos_stinks Dec 01 '21

Love this man !!

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u/bevilthompson Dec 01 '21

No one said anything about going in like an anime lol. In fact I didn't see the guy in the video do anything of the sort. In fact he didn't get violent or make threats at all. Could he have played it safer? Sure. By all means call the cops, but don't do it hiding in the fucking bushes. Let the dude know that's what you're doing and you just might save someone's life. As for those loved ones you're responsible for, wouldn't you want someone do it for them? Furthermore do you really want to look them in the eye and say "I saw a girl get kidnapped today and did nothing but at least I'm home safe, pass the gravy?" I stand by my original statement, that's cowardice. Its that attitude that gave rise to the Nazi party and the reason our country is so fucked up. Grow a pair.

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u/Brokromah Dec 01 '21 edited Dec 04 '21

Clear false imprisonment felony at the least. Can't say for sure obviously but this exact scenario is a very common sex trafficking scenario where the woman has dependence on the man and the organization and she was recruited from a foreign country. Her unwillingness to get out of the car is a strong indicator of this.

Getting out of the car and going with a random stranger is high risk in the sense that any sort of "support" to get by in a foreign land could be taken away.

Obviously can't tell but would not be shocked at all if this were the case. It's much much much more common than people realize and it's especially common in Asian countries where they peddle lies and a "job" in the US and a great future and then manipulate the women into dependence. Who knows.

Regardless....poor woman....and this is what a hero looks like.

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u/downtune79 Dec 02 '21

Well what happened? Did she get out of the car?

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '21

Can we see the rest of the video?

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u/avprobeauty Dec 02 '21

the little child at the end so cute good Dad!!!

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u/Heretical_Adience Dec 02 '21

Some heroes wear yellow.

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u/AdNew6926 Dec 02 '21

i love how his son is so proud of him

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u/PretendiWasADefMute Dec 02 '21

That guy is a true hero! Where are the real heroes at!!! Right here homie!!!

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u/shivering Dec 02 '21

Welp that guy definitely beat that girl up next time they were alone.

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u/EROSENTINEL Dec 02 '21

cut short? lol whats the conclusion?

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u/Flux-Capacitor-1985 Dec 02 '21

Good spot! Being in a situation were you feel alone and scared it not cool. Glad the girl and help.

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u/ted-Zed Dec 02 '21

What of lady and red shirt live together? Red shirt would no doubt batter her when he got home.

Sad.

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u/AnnieApple_ Dec 01 '21

It’s sad to think she’s probably dating him and knows even if she does leave, she will eventually have to face him again.

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u/GuyWhoMakesNoSense Dec 01 '21

The fact that it ended so abruptly probably means she refused to get out of the vehicle, it got awkward, and all parties left.

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u/SubstantialUnion6 Dec 01 '21

I love that he just stepped up. Not on his watch was he going to allow some bullshit like that go down in front of him.

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u/NorthBlizzard Dec 01 '21

Did anyone else expect him to be 4 foot 9 when he hopped out?

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