University Linebacker Saves Girl From Rape
Lifestyle| | By Lauren Boudreau
Cristian Garcia, a University of Florida linebacker, was working his security job at the 101 Cantina tequila bar in Gainesville, Florida, when he spotted a woman and several men behind a dumpster. The woman was being held against the dumpster by a man while five of his friends watched.
Garcia told GatorSports.com, “At first the guy said she was his girlfriend, but about five seconds later I realized the girl was unconscious.” He then pulled the man by the shoulder off the girl and said, “Get off.”
“That pretty much ended the situation then. He was intoxicated and attempted to throw some punches, but he slipped and busted his face on the wall,” Garcia added.
A witness took a video of the assault, which the police are now using as evidence. Garcia said he knew the girl couldn’t be giving consent as she was “basically unconscious.”
“I hold strong moral values and I don’t think anyone should be taken advantage of in that kind of way,” Garcia told TV station WTLV.
Garcia, along with the Swedish cyclists from the Stanford rape case, prove how important it is for bystanders to intervene when they see something amiss.
The assailant was found and arrested with charges of sexual battery.