Good Samaritan thwarts alleged sexual assault on woman on side of New Jersey highway, police say

Jorge Villalba/iStock(PHILADELPHIA) -- Authorities are crediting a good Samaritan with thwarting an alleged sexual assault on a woman on the side of a New Jersey highway.

John Bishop was driving northbound on I-295 Thursday just before 3 p.m. when he heard a scream as he took the off-ramp to Route 73, he told ABC Philadelphia station WPVI.

Bishop said he saw a man attacking a woman and dragging her toward the woods on the side of the highway.

"I just saw arms and long black hair and he just grabbed her and yanked her forcefully, like backwards," he said.

Bishop then made the split-second decision to park his car and run into the brush after them, he said. The suspect, identified by New Jersey State Police as Philadelphia resident Donald Cramer Jr., 52, was armed.

"I'm thinking, 'It's either gonna be him or me and it ain't gonna be me,'" he said.

Bishop got into a physical altercation with Cramer, he told WPVI. As Cramer tried to flee, he hit the highway rail with his torso, which allowed Bishop to grab him.

"I just grabbed him by the back of his pants and just flipped him over onto the street and jumped on him," Bishop said.

Three firefighters stopped and helped Bishop hold the suspect down until police arrived.

Officers from the Mount Laurel Police Department then arrived on the scene and arrested Cramer, police said.

The victim had gotten off at the wrong bus stop and was walking toward her car when she was attacked, WPVI reported. She was taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Cramer was charged with kidnapping, criminal attempted sexual assault, aggravated assault, robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, terrorist threats, criminal restraint and resisting arrest, police said. He is being housed at the Burlington County Jail and his arrest records do not list a bail amount.

Bishop said he doesn't typically take that route home but changed his routine to run an errand that day. It was a twist of fate that brought him to the scene, he said.

"The big man put me there for some reason," he said.

Police praised Bishop for intervening in the attempted sexual assault.

"As troopers, we respond to a variety of calls everyday, and there are times when we must place our lives in jeopardy," New Jersey State Police said in a statement on Facebook. "Citizens are not necessarily held to this standard, but there are also times when good samaritans step in and risk their lives in order to protect others."

Bishop denied that he's a hero.

"The cops are heroes, not me," he said.

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The reason for the brawl: a parent didn't like the calls being made by a 13-year-old umpire.

The fight began at Westgate Elementary School in Lakewood, Colo., a suburb southwest of Denver, on Saturday at about noon as 15 to 20 adults got into a violent tussle, according to Lakewood police.

The brawl was still ongoing as Lakewood police arrived at the scene.

These adults took over the field and began assaulting each other on 6/15 during a youth baseball game. We're looking for any info, in particular to ID the man in the white shirt/teal shorts. Several people have already been cited in this fight and injuries were reported.

— Lakewood Police (@LakewoodPDCO) June 18, 2019

Police issued four citations for disorderly conduct, but said they are still searching for others involved in the fight.

Police are looking for an adult in a white T-shirt and teal shorts in particular because he can be seen in the video throwing sucker punches at people looking in the other direction. Police said it is unknown if this person is a parent of one of the children in the game.

There were a few minor injuries and one person suffered serious bodily injury, police told ABC News. No details on the injury were available.

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