September 2nd, 2013
11:59 AM ET

Homeless Man Jumps in to Save Police Officer

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," a homeless man in San Francisco sees a police officer in trouble and jumps in to help.

CNN's Chris Cuomo shares the story from CNN affiliate KGO.

Ryan Raso, 35, was just crossing the street when he saw a female police officer trying to subdue a much larger woman who was vandalizing cars.

The police officer was clearly losing the fight, and although a small crowd of people had built up to watch, nobody was doing anything to help.

Raso took action as the suspect was going for the cop's gun and wrestled the larger lady to the ground.

The hero says, "An officer was being beaten up, a human, so I did what was right."

Perhaps it runs in the family, Raso's dad was reportedly a former New York City detective.

If you'd like to help Raso, contributions can be directed to the San Francisco Police Department, care of Sargent Eli Turner.

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  1. Marc

    Yes, it is sad. Somewhat ironic that of all the 'spectators' present, it is the most downtrodden of them that jumps in to help. Speaks volumes about the society we live in. Well done Mr Raso.

    September 23, 2013 at 7:15 am | Reply
  2. Joshua Farmer

    Wake up people!!! If you click on a negative, controversial or sinful link, you'll find tons of comments and people spewing venom at each other......but on a positive story? Nothing. Very, very sad.

    September 15, 2013 at 7:31 am | Reply

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