Beat down victim owes his life to good Samaritan who helped him out

Beat down victim owes his life to good Samaritan who helped him out

An 18-year-old man, who we won't name in order to protect his identity, was leaving work around 11 on Saturday night when a large group of men approached him near the Gateway Plaza Area in downtown Cleveland.

"One came up behind me and snatched my phone. I tried to go after him and I turned around and I get suckered punched and they start jumping on me," said the victim.

One of the suspects got away with his iPhone and the victim got beat up.

"I got a scrap right here and a bump in the back of my head. They kicked me here and hit my head on the concrete there," added the victim.

The 18-year-old says during the beat down a car full of people drove by and saw him getting attacked but nobody stopped.

Then suddenly another vehicle did pull over and one guy got out and came to the rescue.

It turns out that Good Samaritan is an off duty Corrections Officer.

"I think they were scared because he got out of his car and he was going to help. They all just ran off," said the 18-year-old.

Our victim still has no idea who helped him.

 "Kind of your Angel maybe," asked reporter Scott Taylor.

"Yep, that's what it made me think of," he answered.
The suspects are still on the run but security video near Quicken Loans Arena or Progressive Field might have caught the attacks.

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