A police officer maneuvered his way through a bunch of high school students in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, to break up a fight but was quickly surrounded by 40 or 50 kids with bad intentions.
That’s when a neighbor’s door opened up, and the odds shifted in favor of the police officer.
An officer who broke up a fight between two teen boys that had attracted a large crowd at that location was holding one of the combatants at bay when the teen’s opponent attacked the officer, Chitwood said.
“As he breaks up the fight, he takes one kid and then the other jumps [on] him. Now he’s fighting two of them and he’s calling for an assist officer at the same time,” Chitwood said. “There’s a crowd of 40 or 50 kids watching the fight, and they all move in towards the officer.”
That’s when the good Samaritan, who lives on the block, came out of his house with a gun in his hand and told the teens to get away from the cop, Chitwood said.
“He had the gun in his hand, but he didn’t point it at the kids, he just told them to back off,” Chitwood said. “If this guy didn’t come out and come to the aid of the officer, this officer would have had significant problems.”
Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said that without the concealed carrier’s help, the officer would have been “dead meat.”
“There’s no doubt they would have attacked him,” he said.
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