Teenage Skateboarders Stopped An Attempted Rape
The friends claimed that she seemed to be drunk; ''(she was) screaming and yelling" said Carsyn Wright, one of the longboarders who was at the scene. "She just wanted to be out of there. She was all scuffed up and dirty".
When the boys walked up to the alleged man, he claimed that he was the girl's father.
They skated off, although they did feel that something was amiss about the whole situation.
A few minutes later they went to check on the girl, and found them both in a stairwell. "He had her in a stairwell, bent over, it was disgusting", said Wright.
"He was trying to walk out and walk away from us" said Arnaud Nimenya to CBS. "He pushed me aggressively out of the way, kinda like just gives me the smile, like, 'I can do this. You can't do anything about it."
That's where the alleged man was wrong. The boys could have easily let the man walk off without any repercussions for his actions. Instead, three of them chased the man down with their longboards while the other boy stayed to comfort the girl.
The alleged man picked up one of the longboards and attempted to hit one of the teenage boys with it. They held the man down.
After a few minutes, police arrived at the scene and arrested the man. He was charged with sexual assault.
The four friends received an award from Chief Constable Roger Chaffin for their exceptional bravery when they attended the Chief's Awards Gala.
Four Calgary skateboarders step in to stop a sexual assault. Round of applause for these bystanders. https://t.co/80UdGWNaGL— PreventionInnovation (@WePreventNow) June 21, 2016
Speaking to media after receiving their award for bravery.via:CBC These Canadian boys show that anyone can help save someone in distress. They have changed this girl's life for the better and helped to put a horrible man behind bars.
Not all heroes wear capes! Some ride longboards.