Kimberly Lynn Groves helped to rescue a woman from assault, Winter Park, Florida, June 16, 2014. After her husband struck her, forced her into his pickup truck, and then threatened her with a handgun, a 40-year-old woman opened the vehicle’s passenger door and screamed for help as the assailant attempted to drive from the parking lot of an office complex. At work in one of the nearby buildings, Groves, 52, company vice president, and a coworker witnessed the attack. They left the building and approached the truck, the coworker going to its passenger side, where he pulled the woman from the assailant’s grasp and out of the vehicle. The assailant left the truck and, pointing the gun at Groves and the coworker, threatened to shoot the coworker if he did not release the woman. Groves and her coworker, with the woman, ran back to the office building, the assailant in pursuit. Groves took the woman into the building and locked themselves in a private office as the coworker locked the building’s front door. The assailant broke through the door, using the butt of his gun. He proceeded to the private office and, threatening Groves with the gun, demanded that she release his wife. Groves refused him. The assailant left the building and fled the scene in his truck but later turned himself in to police.
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