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Gas Station Worker Courageously Steps In To Save Woman From Alleged Kidnapper
Manveer had a gut feeling about the situation and courageously stepped in to save the woman.
Patricia Lynn
08.26.21

If you saw a person in harm’s way – do you think you’d be brave enough to step in and help? We’d all like to think that we would.

The truth is though, many people freeze when they are in a bad situation like this and aren’t able to stop it from happening.

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One gas station employee showed how brave he is when he stepped in to stop a kidnapping.

He wasn’t sure if his interference would endanger his own life or make things worse, but he couldn’t just stand by and let it happen right in front of him.

Manveer Komer is a 25-year-old who works late nights at his local gas station in Philadelphia. He sees a lot of strange things, but when a man and a woman walked into his store one night, he knew something wasn’t right.

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Manveer noticed that the woman was shaking, and when the man used her credit card to buy cigarettes, he realized this woman was not with the man by her own choice.

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When the man attempted to leave with the woman, Manveer acted to protect the woman and let the man know that he was aware that something was wrong.

He told the woman: “You come [stand] behind my back. I’ll help you. No problem.”

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By doing this, he let the woman know that he was going to help protect her. He had no idea what was going on or what the relationship was between them, but he could tell by how they both acted that he had done the right thing.

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Manveer even told the man to give her back her car keys and her card, but the man refused.

For a few minutes, Manveer thought the man may attack him, but instead, he fled in the woman’s car. The car just so happened to have her cell phone inside, so the police were able to track it and find the man a short time after Manveer called them.

It turns out that the man had kidnapped the woman. She is a doctor, and he had carjacked her earlier in the day. He was taking her around to various ATMs and stores, trying to get her to take out as much money as possible.

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The woman was terrified, and who knows what the man had planned for her after she had taken out all her money or had reached her withdrawal limits.

The woman was clearly so terrified that she didn’t even want to tell anyone she needed help. It’s likely the man threatened her.

Manveer’s quick thinking and bravery likely saved this woman’s life. The security tapes at the gas station caught much of the interaction on tape. They also show just how brave Manveer really was. Even after the man had left, he helped the woman call the police and offered her a bottle of water. She was visibly shaken and struggling to even dial.

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It’s hard to tell what the outcome would have been if Manveer hadn’t been there to help the woman or would have been too scared to act when he sensed something wasn’t right.

This story is a good reminder to always be aware of what’s going on around you, and to watch out for others. But if actually “stepping in” isn’t a good idea – calling the cops could help save a stranger’s life.

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Check out the video below to see security footage of Manveer courageously helping the woman. What a hero!

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By Patricia Lynn
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Patricia Lynn is a senior writer at Shareably. Patricia is based out of San Francisco and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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