NEW YORK – A hero witnessed a woman being sexually assaulted on the subway and rescued her, dragging the suspect all the way to the police station.
“As soon as she said that he was trying to rape her, I just reacted,” Maurice Osborne told CBS New York.
The incident happened earlier this month.
Osborne lives in a shelter. He said no one else was helping. Not even the train conductor stopped; the train just pulled away and left the screaming woman behind.
Police say the woman was sexually assaulted by 40-year-old Alvaro Dennica who was fondling himself in the train car before jumping on to the woman on the platform.
Osborn jumped into action, grabbing the man by the collar and dragging him up the stairs and across the street to the 75th Precinct. The victim, a 28-year-old woman, followed and told police exactly what happened.
Osborne is studying to be a medical assistant, and says he loves to help others.
“It makes me feel useful,” said Osborne.
Dennica was charged with assault and attempted sexual abuse.