Austin, Texas’ Hike-and-Bike Trail is used by countless residents every week for jogging, biking, and hiking, but in the early morning of September 15th, one sinister man tried to use it to trap and rape a woman.
Richard McEachern, 22-years old, attacked a young woman running on the trail and started sexually assaulting her. She screamed at the top of her lungs for help and luckily she was heard by another armed runner, reported KVEU ABC.
Josh Williams heard the woman’s screams over the music playing in his headphones and immediately pulled out his Glock43. Williams has been carrying a firearm every day for over a decade.
Flashing a light, he saw McEachern on top of the woman and he began yelling, “get off of her. Get on your knees and show me your hands.”
McEachern was able to run away while Williams was assisting the young woman, but police were able to find and arrest him a few days later.
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