Edward A. Bowlin helped to rescue Kathy E. Andrews from assault, Black Mountain, North Carolina, November 10, 1999. Ms. Andrews, 32, and a male friend were walking in a parking lot when a man drove an automobile toward them. The car struck the friend, injuring him and knocking him down, then struck Ms. Andrews, who was thrown onto the hood of the car. The car continued forward for about 50 feet before stopping, sending Ms. Andrews to the pavement. The driver of the car then left the vehicle, approached Ms. Andrews, and began to stab her. In the parking lot about 200 feet away, Bowlin, 43, truck driver, witnessed the assault. He immediately ran to the scene, arriving just after Ms. Andrews’s friend, who also responded. The men overpowered the assailant and held him to the ground, Bowlin kneeling atop him. Police arrived shortly and arrested him. Ms. Andrews was hospitalized for treatment of severe leg injuries, some permanent, and multiple stab wounds, and her friend required treatment for knee injury.
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