THANK YOU TO A HERO
Contributor / 2009-08-28 09:56:19
This story from a reader arrived at the news desk and makes fascinating reading.
Dear Leader Newspaper,
On Friday the 21st of august or fourteen year old daughter was mugged in San Javier. Our daughter is disabled and has to wear leg callipers to enable her to walk unaided. She has, in her short life, endured many painful operations to improve her mobility and quality of life, and a holiday in the sun each year is her special thing that she looks forward to the most.
On the Friday in question we had decided to visit the Mar Menor region and on the way back to Pilar de la Horadada we went to Mercadona in San Javier.
When we are on holiday we do not impose so many restrictions on our daughter Louisa and we grant her more freedom.
My wife and I were about fifty behind our daughter when two men approached her; one had a knife that he threatened her with. The other man then grabbed my daughter’s small bag and they both ran away. It all happened so very quickly - but not quick enough for the muggers. A man challenged them and, it appeared, he wanted our daughter’s bag but again the man with the knife threatened him with it. Our hero disarmed the man and with a few well executed blows left the mugger unconscious on the floor and then proceeded to deal with the other man. Sadly he remained conscious but in a great deal of pain.
I have never in my life seen an act so unselfish and with little regard to ones own safety. The event took all but a few seconds but it seemed to be very effective and not something I would care to be on the wrong end of. Our hero helped our daughter to her feet and gave her back her bag. She did ask his name, but she is not sure, and believes it could be Nigel. He left us to go on his way and it was when we were driving along the road we saw our two muggers limping and sore on the other side of the road.
We will no doubt never meet our hero again but all we recall is that his van had lightening painted on the side of it.
Whoever you are and wherever you live you are our hero and we just want to say thank you. Our daughter now has a grazed and bruised knee but has her little bag and its contents. Let us hope that there are many more like you out there.
So come on, does anyone out there know the mysterious hero – Captain Flash? If it’s you or someone you know, give us a call here at the Leader on 96 673 0057.
Tags: Mar Menor