Former cop's homeless son praised for helping officer under attack
The man intervened when he saw an officer being attacked by the woman she was trying to arrest
By Vic Lee
SAN FRANCISCO — Officers at a San Francisco police station Friday thanked a homeless man who came to the aid of a colleague who was attacked when she tried to make an arrest.
After four days of looking for Ryan Raso, police at Ingleside Station finally found him. The 35-year-old was a wanted man; not as a suspect, but as a hero.
"One of our officers responded to the report of a woman jumping up and down on cars, denting them, vandalizing them," Sgt. Eli Turner said. Turner says the female officer was alone. The officer tried to calm the woman, who was much bigger than she is. Police say the woman then attacked the officer.
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