Richard Baker 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. Baker, 52, account manager, had just left the store when he saw the assault. He approached quickly, arriving just after another man, who had responded from the parking lot and was struggling against the assailant. Baker 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. The other man pushed the knife away, then Baker 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. Baker sustained scrapes to his left hand, thumb, and elbow, from which he recovered.
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