Angela M. Pierce helped to rescue Jonathan C. Seiter from assault, Dayton, Ohio, December 11, 2010. At night, Seiter, 43, a police officer, stopped a male motorist and was attempting to pat him down on the highway shoulder when the man started to struggle against him. During the intense scuffle that followed, the assailant attempted to remove Seiter’s weapon from its holster, and at one point he pinned the officer against the trunk of his car. Pierce, 29, cashier, was a passenger in a vehicle that drove upon the scene. Seeing the assault, she left the vehicle and ran to where the men were struggling. Over the course of several seconds she repeatedly struck the assailant about the head, giving Seiter the opportunity to gain control of him. Another officer then arrived and took the assailant to the pavement and secured him. Seiter required hospital treatment for injuries he sustained in the incident, and he recovered.
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