Michael A. Raimo rescued a woman from assault, Kansas City, Missouri, November 18, 1997. A 45-year-old woman was attacked by her live-in boyfriend shortly after she arrived home. Raimo, 37, general contractor, who was working in the neighborhood, and another man had seen her drive home and were responding to the scene out of concern for her, as they had earlier seen the boyfriend acting erratically. As Raimo and the other man, who was armed with a ball bat, approached the woman’s house, they heard her screaming. Suddenly, the woman ran out the front door, followed closely by the assailant, who was armed with a knife. The assailant swung the knife at Raimo, who avoided a blow, then stabbed the other man in the chest. Mortally wounded, he collapsed to the ground. As the assailant and the woman then struggled nearby, Raimo took the bat and struck the assailant with it. The assailant stood and returned to the house, where he was arrested by police.
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