A Florida police officer saw a car speeding over 100 miles per hour and stopped it on I-75 in Collier County, which the two men inside didn’t seem to appreciate. After pulling a little trick before getting out, they began attacking the cop in the street to avoid arrest when they were met with an incredibly perfect dose of karma that they didn’t see coming.
The officer, whose name has yet to be released, was patrolling alone when the suspects in the vehicle went flying by, putting themselves and everyone else on the road in danger with the speed at which they were traveling. Although he was able to pull them over, he wasn’t expecting what was coming, when the passenger switched seats with the driver before the two of them got out of the car.
According to the report of the incident from Blue Lives Matter, Richard Lazo Torres was driving but switched places with the passenger, Issac Ruiz Wilson, before the cop came up to the car. Both men were instantly hostile toward the cop, knowing that Lazo didn’t have a valid driver’s license which would increase the speeding charges, so the two suspects began to resist arrest. The lone trooper managed to wrestle one to the ground seconds before someone came up behind him with a surprise for the suspects that’s almost too perfect to be true.
As cars whizzed by the wrestling cop and suspects on the busy highway, one driver, who came up to the scene right in time, happened to be Jeffry Duclos, a retired Rhode Island State Trooper. Duclos’ 30 years of police training and deep respect for his fellow officers kicked in when, without hesitation, he launched himself into the struggle to give both suspects exactly what they deserved.
Despite the hectic highway and intense developing situation, Duclos pulled one suspect off the trooper, while the other continued to fight, according to NBC News. The two cops were able to work together to get both suspects in handcuffs and taken into custody. “I think more people ought to be prepared to help,” Duclos said after the incident, but not wanting praise for what he did since it was an instinct all citizens should have when they see officers in need of some backup.
The mainstream media would paint this retired cop out to be a man who inserted himself in a situation and made it worse since it ended with the two “unarmed” suspects in jail. Both Duclos and the officer he helped are heroes, and without this man being brave and willing to help, the officer could have paid the price and the suspects would still be free today.