She saw something going wrong and reacted to the situation instead of ignoring it. Vickie Williams-Tillman is one courageous woman! Need more women with her attitude.
A Louisiana woman is being hailed as a hero after police say she saw an officer struggling with a suspect and jumped on the man’s back to help the officer subdue him.
Vickie Williams-Tillman, 56, was driving to a store Sunday morning, with gospel music on her radio, when she spotted the Baton Rouge officer, Billy Aime, and the suspect, according to The Advocate.
Baton Rouge Police spokesman Sgt. L’Jean McKneely says the suspect grabbed the officer’s baton and repeatedly bashed him on the head with it, and also tried to grab the officer’s gun.
Police say that after Williams-Tillman jumped on the man’s back, police backup arrived and the suspect was apprehended after being shot with a stun gun.
Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston-Broome called the woman a courageous hero.
The incident occurred just before 8:00am on Sunday, when a 44-year-old police officer found the suspect, 28-year-old Thomas Bennett, asleep in his car.
The officer allegedly noticed drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.
When the officer approached Bennett’s car to make an arrest, Bennett is alleged to have become violent.