Con Ed crew takes heroic action to help woman

January 27, 2012 8:17:06 PM PST
A Con Edison crew in Queens jumped into action when they saw a young woman getting attacked and robbed.

They're like a Con Ed team.

John Kane, Michael Santeramo and John McDonnell work together every day.

But Wednesday night they went above and beyond.

They were working on a gas line just off Northern Boulevard in Bayside, Queens when all of a sudden they saw a crime taking place.

"All we heard was screaming, bags go flying," Kane said.

A young woman was being attacked, punched in the face, by a man trying to rob her.

"She was bleeding through her mouth her, tooth was hanging," Kane said.

The guys sprang into action running after the suspect.

"You're scared, but at the end of the day you want to help this lady because it could be your daughter, your girlfriend, your mom," Santeramo said.

The guys chased the suspect down a nearby driveway but stopped when he put a gun to their face.

So unfortunately, the suspect got away.

The workers went back and stayed with the young woman until the ambulance arrived.

"I wish we got him. We were close, but we just wanted to help the lady," Santeramo said.

"I'm just happy that she wasn't further harmed because who knows what could have happened," McDonnell said.

Neighbors are praising the three for putting themselves in harm's way to help the 24-year-old woman.

"I think sometimes people have to step up to the plate whenever they need to, period," said Adrian Camacho, a neighbor.

The guys say they still don't even know the name of the woman they helped.

They're just glad they were there.

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