A black woman named Vicky Williams-Tillman in the early hours of Sunday, swooped in to defend an officer of the law from getting assaulted publicly by a young man.
Williams-Tillman hopped onto the back of the 28-year old, Thomas Bennett just after calling the police.
Prior to the incident, the police officer from the Baton Rouge, Louisiana division confronted Bennett moments after spotting drug paraphernalia right in his car. An initially sleeping Bennett humbly stepped out from the parked car, but suddenly became hostile and charged at the officer, hitting him multiple times with the officer’s baton, said the spokesperson Sgt. McKneely
According to Vicky,
I could see in his eyes he needed help, you don’t have time to think about it …I did what God needed me to do.
McKneely said had Vicky not swung into action, the situation might have escalated into a huge brutal mess.
The Daily Caller continues the report:
Bennett had previously tried to take the officer’s gun from him.
“She made a big difference,” McKneely said. Officers finally restrained Bennett; all three were taken to the hospital to treat minor injuries.
Baton Rouge’s mayor called Williams-Tillman a hero for trying to save the police officer
“Vickie Williams-Tillman epitomizes the true Good Samaritan. She reached out and offered a courageous and unconditional response to the officer. Ms. Williams-Tillman is a hero and demonstrates the true meaning of loving God and loving your neighbor,” Mayor President Sharon Weston-Broomesaidin a statement.
Officers booked Bennett in Parish Prison for resisting a police officer, having cocaine and drug paraphernalia and aggravated battery, among other charges.