Security officer called hero for stopping rape www.privateofficer.com
The man who rushed to a 24-year old girl rescue does not want to be identified.
He said he was just doing his job. While that might be true, his boss said his heroism was no accident.
Monday outside Metro 67, there was no sign of the sexual assault and attempted rape that happened in the same parking garage lobby Saturday morning.
Memphis police charged 45-year old Bernard Richmond after they say he grabbed a 24-year old woman and forced her into the lobby. He then attempted to rape her.
FOX13 Reporter Scott Madaus spoke with Michael McCune with Corporate IQ, the security company the guard worked for.
“(Reporter) You or I could get in somehow? (McCune)That’s correct.”
But the saving grace in this sexual assault was the girl’s screams and a security officer with Corporate IQ.
“He heard screaming he rushed over here and was able to apprehend the suspect,” McCune said.
McCune, president of the company, who provides security for Metro 67 said Saturday’s assault could have happened anywhere to anyone. He said his guards aren’t just warm bodies, but typically trained ex-law enforcement or military.
“The officer involved here is an ex-ranger with martial arts skills,” McCune said.
The guard who saved the day wanted his identity withheld but McCune said there’s no question his intervention stopped a rape.
“(Reporter) Would you call him a hero? (McCune) Defiantly so.”
Just two weeks ago 19-year old Darius Right gained access to the garage hitting a woman and then tried to rape her.
Admittedly McCune said there are security holes at the garage where people can slip in but he said they’re working on security solutions that he can’t comment on.