A New Jersey man is being lauded as a hero after he jumped out of his car to confront a man whom he witnessed kidnapping a woman.
“I got off of 295, onto Route 73,” John Bishop told CBS3. “I don’t normally go that way. I saw out the corner of my eye, I saw a woman walking and somebody grab her and yank her forcefully, slam her into the ground into the bushes and drag her down the hill.”
Bishop didn’t hesitate. Despite honking horns from angry motorists, he parked his car, jumped out, and chased the suspect. He tracked the suspect and his victim by the sound of the woman’s muffled screams. Then he confronted 52-year-old Donald Cramer Jr.
“I yelled, ‘Hey, hey, get off of her’ and so he stood up,” Bishop said. “He came right at me and he grabbed me by my arms. I grabbed his hair real hard, I mean I yanked it backwards and then I slammed him forward onto the ground.”
Cramer fell to the ground, but got up and attacked Bishop again. Bishop fought back, eventually gaining the upper hand.
“I drugged him up by his hair and his neck and I drug him up over the hill, and I threw him over the guardrail,” he said. “I’m waving and everybody is riding by. Nobody is stopping.”
Eventually, three off-duty firefighters stopped to help before police arrived.
As for whether he thinks he is a hero, Bishop answered in the negative. He believed God put him at the scene to help.
“The big man put me there for a reason,” he said.
The victim was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Cramer was charged with a litany of crimes, including kidnapping, criminal attempted sexual assault, aggravated assault, robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, terrorist threats, criminal restraint and resisting arrest.
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