A woman bravely intervened after seeing a man punch her wife and their young son inside a car.
In a post on Reddit, Leah (not her real name) shared about an incident while she was driving to school. She was shocked when she saw what happened inside the car to her front right.
“The man driving turned and violently punched the female passenger. Hard. Like, so hard her head looked like it was coming out the window. Then he turned to the backseat and violently punched his little boy in the face. In broad daylight, in traffic,” she wrote.
A motorist in a car. Source: Freepik
Leah said she put on hazards and got behind the car, blaring her horn. The man tried to lose her on the interstate, but she stayed with him and called 911. She told the operator about what happened, her location, the man’s license plate number and other important details.
The man pulled up at a Walmart, almost hitting the building as he drove up to the fire lane upfront. He then ran inside and the woman followed, leaving the child in the car.
“She had a bright red mark on her face and the little boy was crying and had a bloody nose and a red face. He hit them so hard,” she wrote.
She stayed in the car and waited for the police officers.
“I was shaking and crying because all I could think of was him hitting that little boy and I can’t stop replaying it in my head,” she wrote.
“How do people do that? How do they hurt little ones? There’s a level of personal responsibility with adults but children have no choice. That little boy didn’t ask for that. I’m so hurt by the world sometimes,” she continued.
Later, the police told her that they were able to find the parents in Walmart. They were changing in the rooms together and the woman was applying makeup to conceal her bruises.
A police vehicle. Photo: Freepik
“The officer told me he had some heavy warrants out for his arrest and they may not have found him if I hadn’t called everything in,” she recalled.
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An officer. Photo: Freepik
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