Passersby rescue woman being beaten at shopping center

Police say a woman who was being beaten and robbed at an Alabama shopping center was rescued by passersby who pulled the attacker out of her car and held him until authorities arrived.

Posted: Aug 16, 2018 9:35 AM

MIDFIELD, Ala. (AP) — Police say a woman who was being beaten and robbed at an Alabama shopping center was rescued by passersby who pulled the attacker out of her car and held him until authorities arrived.

Midfield police and witnesses tell news outlets the 74-year-old woman was punched by a man Wednesday morning after she finished grocery shopping at a Piggly Wiggly. It's unclear what condition she's in.

Sgt. Jesse Bell tells AL.com the man was assaulting her in the parking lot when a group of people rushed to help her. William Daniels is a passerby who fought with the man and held him until police arrived.

Daniels says he didn't have time to think or get mad. Bell says police were thankful Daniels was there.

The man was being jailed until detectives could obtain warrants against him.

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