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Good Samaritan steps in to help terrified woman being followed by stranger
Shalhea feared for her safety when a stranger began harassing her and following her home. Fortunately, a good Samaritan showed up at the right moment.
Rozzette Cabrera
10.06.21

These days, it’s common for people to feel anxious and scared when they’re walking alone in the streets. This is particularly true for women.

Shalhea Oliver was out with her dog to buy some things from the store.

YouTube Screenshot- Fox5 Las Vegas
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YouTube Screenshot- Fox5 Las Vegas

She thought it was perfectly fine for them to go out by themselves. She was living in a not-so-bad neighborhood. Plus, she had her dog with her.

However, something unexpected happened when they were in the checkout line.

YouTube Screenshot- Fox5 Las Vegas
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YouTube Screenshot- Fox5 Las Vegas

A drunk man started bothering her and her dog, Marlo. A rescued animal from Henderson Animal Shelter, the dog tried his best to ease Shalhea’s anxiety while making sure the drunk man couldn’t do any harm.

YouTube Screenshot- Fox5 Las Vegas
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YouTube Screenshot- Fox5 Las Vegas

The man didn’t stop at the checkout line.

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Pixabay - Mammiya

Things got even scarier for Shalhea when the man started following her down the street on a bike. In addition to that, he was also saying awful things to her.

The drunk man was insisting that Marlo tried to bite his dog.

He even told her that he was going to file a lawsuit. He kept saying the same things as he followed the pair home.

At that point, Shalhea was really terrified.

YouTube Screenshot- Fox5 Las Vegas
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YouTube Screenshot- Fox5 Las Vegas

She was alone with her dog. Plus, the man wouldn’t stop harassing her.

Fortunately, a good Samaritan came to her rescue.

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Pixabay - tookapic

A woman named Debbie saw what was happening. Noticing how terrified Shalhea was, she decided to take action.

Debbie was driving at that time.

She slowed down and rolled her windows down. That’s when Shalhea screamed for help and told her about the man’s abusive behavior.

Without any fear in her, Debbie commanded the drunk man to leave the poor woman alone.

Then, she told the pair to get inside the car. She wanted to make sure that they’d be able to get home safely.

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Unsplash-Jan Baborák

In an interview with Fox 5 Las Vegas, Shalhea shared:

“When I first got in the car, Debbie asked me instantly, ‘Are you ok? Are you hurt?’” “I said, ‘Yeah, I’m fine,’ but I was very anxious and she seen that in my voice and she was like ‘It’s ok. Calm down. I’m going to make sure you get home safely.’”

And that’s exactly what Debbie did.

She drove the pair home. As soon as they were able to get out of the car, she left without demanding anything in return.

Shalhea wanted to express how thankful she is for Debbie and what she did that day.

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Unsplash-Jan Baborák

Even though they weren’t able to talk a lot after what happened, she considers Debbie her unsung hero. And for that, she wanted to send a message to her. In the same interview, she said:

“I appreciate you and thank you so much for getting me home safely that night.”

With so many things going on these days, it’s important for people to look after each other. Allow yourself to be a ‘Debbie’ to any ‘Shalhea’ needing help today.

Watch Shalhea’s full interview in the video below!

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By Rozzette Cabrera
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Rozzette Cabrera is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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