Lindsay Porter Garnett rescued Elizabeth Brookes from an armed assailant, Long Beach, California, October 25, 1977. Garnett, 62, director of property management, heard his neighbor, Mrs. Brookes, 66, screaming. He forced open the Brookes front door and found a man, with a knife in one hand, beating Mrs. Brookes as she lay on the floor. Garnett grappled with the assailant and sustained a hand laceration before disarming him. He then held the man until police arrived. Mrs. Brookes recovered from her injuries.
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