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A Man Saves A Woman From Being Raped By Taking A Brick To The Rapist’s Head


A lot of men wouldn’t dream of stopping a crime in action, or get a brick and a stick, and save a woman from the most humiliating crime that there is.

In fact, most people would look the other way, and maybe, if you were lucky, 911 might get called.

Ketrell Ferguson isn’t most men.

An unlikely hero, the good Samaritan simply did what he called ‘the right thing’. He saw something, and chose the path of the brave, worthy, and courageous:


A heroic act of a D.C. man may have helped save a woman who was being raped.

The man picked up a stick and a brick and repeatedly hit the suspect, who was later caught by police. This all unfolded early Tuesday on 16th Street, Northwest.

Ketrell Ferguson says he doesn’t want to be called a hero, but by any measure of the word that’s exactly what he is to a woman who was being sexually assaulted.

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“I just cracked him as hard as I could, and when I cracked him he got off here and he started running,” said Ferguson.

Court documents accuse 23-year-old Alemen Gonzalo of both sexual abuse and kidnapping.

“I could see there’s a struggle going on. I thought it was two men on the ground struggling trying to rob him or whatever,” said Ferguson.

Ferguson says when he realized it was a woman on the ground being attacked, he decided right then to save her.

“I picked up a stick and a brick, and I went down there walked soft as possible,” said Ferguson.

Identified as a witness in police reports, Ferguson started hitting the suspect again and again– until he ran away.

“He was moving and swerving and weaving and all that and I beat him outta his shoes,” said Ferguson.

That beating slowed the suspect’s escape and police arrested him an hour later.

After his arrest, the suspect in this case was taken to Washington Hospital Center to close head wounds that he received during the incident.

Ferguson is only a witness in this case. He is not being charged.

A brave man, indeed. Ferguson was a hero, not only to the victim, but to America. He serves as an example that not many men will have the heart to follow in. He chooses right, and does not consider his own fears. He is someone that young men should look to as a way to act when presented with a situation. To fight for someone who cannot is always the honorable choice. Well done, Mr. Ferguson. Well done.

H/T: Right Wing News

Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie, On Facebook, or email the author at


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