A homeless man says he was looking for a place to sleep when he came upon an attempted rape and intervened early Tuesday.
Shortly before 3:30 a.m., Ketrell Ferguson, who is recently homeless, heard screams and noticed a struggle in the 3600 block of 16th Street NW. At first, he thought it was a robbery.
According to police, 23-year-old Alemen Gonzalo offered a woman money for sex, and when she refused, he allegedly tried to rape her behind a bus stop.
Ferguson said he has relatives who have been raped and he felt he had to do something. He picked up half a brick and a stick.
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