Donald E. Sapp helped to rescue Bethany R. Durbin from assault, Hamilton, Ohio, January 6, 2001. Ms. Durbin, 22, was being stabbed in the parking lot of a grocery store by a man armed with a knife. In the lot about 100 feet away, Sapp, 40, construction foreman, saw the assault and approached. He pushed the assailant off Ms. Durbin, but the assailant got back on top of her. Sapp jumped on the assailant’s back to struggle against him and was joined by a man who had just left the store and also witnessed the assault. That man helped to hold the assailant down as the assailant attempted to reach for the knife, which had dropped to the pavement during the scuffle and lay nearby. Sapp pushed the knife away, then the other man threw it into the parking lot. Both men restrained the assailant, allowing Ms. Durbin to flee into the store, until police arrived shortly and apprehended him. Ms. Durbin required hospital treatment for her wounds.
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