Good Samaritan intervenes as man starts ‘pelting’ female passenger in car
THE RUMOUR FILE
A good Samaritan has intervened after seeing a man allegedly bashing a woman inside a car in a heavy traffic.
Brandon Penrose could hear yelling from another car as he drove along Somerton Road in Roxburgh Park yesterday afternoon.
“There was this man … just absolutely pelting her, smashing her in the face,” he claimed to Neil Mitchell.
Mr Penrose started filming the incident for evidence, but when he saw the alleged perpetrator land a heavy blow, instinct kicked in.
“As soon as I saw her get hit I thought ‘Nah I need to do something’,” he said.
“I just wanted to protect her, I felt – and still feel – so sorry for her.”
Above: Good Samaritan Brandon Penrose
The man turned on Mr Penrose, attacking him with a steering wheel lock.
Mr Penrose suffered several minor injuries including bruising to the head.
Police attended the scene and arrested a Roxburgh man, 64, a short time later.
He was interviewed and released and is expected to be charged on summons with assault related offences.
A Roxburgh Park woman, 58, received minor injuries as a result of the incident.
Click PLAY to hear Mr Penrose tell Neil Mitchell his full story