When she saw a Dayton, Ohio, police officer tangled up with a man, Angela Pierce could have kept on driving. Instead, she got out of the car to team up with the officer and join the fight.
While the danger was real — especially with the suspect in arm’s reach of the officer’s gun — Pierce told HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell that her thought process Saturday night was simple: The police officer needed help, and she was in a position to give it.
“I didn’t even think about what (the suspect) could have had, I didn’t think about what he could have done to me,” Pierce said Thursday. “I just went and tried to help.”