DENVER (CBS4) – The search is on for a Good Samaritan who helped a woman escape a stun gun attack. The suspect’s trial is coming up and prosecutors want to hear from the anonymous helper.
The victim says it was through the kindness of a stranger that she was rescued after being brutally attacked along South Broadway. She hopes the Good Samaritan comes forward to help police with the case, but she also wants to thank the person who helped her.
“There’s no way I could express enough how grateful I am just for him stopping,” said the woman, who didn’t want to be identified.
Police said in July of 2011 along south Broadway Clifton Ray Williams attacked a woman who was walking to a friend’s home. Surveillance video shows flashes of bright light from a stun gun Williams is accused of using on his victim.
The victim is speaking out now in hopes of finding the person who helped her after the attack.
“He was a pivotal part of that night, and a really big part of the better half of the story, because I got away.”
After the attack, the woman said she ran out onto Broadway trying to flag down a car. Two swerved around her and the third driver finally stopped.
“Here’s this person bleeding and crying with no shoes on in the middle of the street and just knew that it was real important on a humane level to stop and help me.”
The Denver District Attorney’s Office says as the case moves forward, they want to find that Good Samaritan to piece together the rest of the night.
“We have a case that could be going to trial in the coming months and this is a person who was a critical piece of our victim reaching safety,” Lynn Kimbrough with the district attorney’s office said.
For the victim, finding the stranger who gave her a ride to a friend’s home means more than an end to the case.
“Thank you. You have no idea what your kind act has done for me. You probably saved my life.”
The only thing the woman remembers is that the stranger who helped her was driving a four-door sedan and was a black man in his teens or early 20s. She hopes he remembers her story or that he may have told a friend what happened.