What would you do if you were a witness to a crime?
Most of us like to imagine we would step in and help without a second thought. But when we’re actually put on the spot, the reality can be different.
25-year-old Manveer Komer felt something was wrong when a man and woman walked into the gas station where he worked.
Despite not having any information about the couple, he was convinced something was off.
Fortunately, he didn’t stop to ask questions before stepping in …
When they couldn’t do that, they walked up to the front desk, and the man tried to buy cigarettes with the woman’s credit card.
That’s when Manveer realized something was awry.
The woman was shaking. It was obvious to Manveer that she wasn’t there by her own volition.
As the man and woman tried to leave the gas station, he approach them and put his own life at risk.
It transpired that the man had kidnapped the woman. He’d carjacked the doctor earlier that day, and proceeded to drive her around to different ATMs, forcing her to take out as much money as possible.
It wasn’t clear whether the man had a weapon on him, but the woman was clearly terrified.
As the man stepped out of the gas station, Manveer ran to the door and stood in front of the woman, between her and the kidnapper.
“You come stand behind my back,” he told her, according to ABC News. “I’ll help you, no problem.”
The man reached into his jacket, pretending to aim a gun at Manveer, but he quickly gave up and fled in the woman’s car.
Surveillance camera shows how Manveer then comforted the woman, giving her some water and helping her call the police.
Police were later able to track the woman’s mobile phone – which she’d left in the car – and found the man who had fled.
Watch the shocking surveillance tape footage below:
I can’t imagine what I’d do in this situation. That’s what makes Manveer’s heroic actions even more impressive. He didn’t ask questions or hesitate, he just leapt into action right away to help the woman.
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