Yesterday was a shit….mostly for other reasons, but I will share this interesting start to my day.
As I was driving off to visit my Mum in the hospice I drove down Stancombe Road in Flat Bush. As I drove past a bus stop I notice a young woman running towards it being chased by a bloke. He caught up with her and then arms and legs started flailing. I quickly jammed on the brakes screeching my tires and wound down my wind and yelled at the guy assaulting the young woman.
He looked up and made out like this was a boyfriend/girlfriend type dispute going on, but the fact is he was hitting this woman so I yelled at him to “f*ck off”. He didn’t. So I got out of my vehicle and at that point the coward decided to leg it.
The woman had run up to the bus stop where there were about 8 or 9 other people standing gawping. She was clearly distressed and her belongings were strewn up the footpath. The other people at the bus stop got ont he bus leaving this woman distressed. I had a choice to make…look after her or catch the coward…he had run down the road and legged it into Barry Curtis Park.
I opted to look after the woman. SHe was a young university student and had parked her car just down the road to catch the bus into town to attend university.
The guy who assaulted her was unknown to her and had attempted to steal her cellphone. She had fought back and that was what I had noticed with all the flailing of arms and legs. She was however quite slight and running was probably the best option for her.
The attacker wasn’t a runt, but neither was he big enough to make me want to think about having a crack at him. If the woman hadn’t been so distraught I would have.
While calming her down I called the Police. They arrived in force, with dogs, and I understand the Police helicopter was dispatched as well…I doubt this guy would have got out of the park before the Police arrived. I cannot fault the Police for the way they handled the situation and responded.
Eventually I gave a statement and then went on about my business…but that was certainly an interesting start to the day.
I hope the young woman is ok now, I don’t know her name or any other details other than those given. No doubt the Police looked after her properly. I hope they caught the bad prick.