[Video] Armed Detroit Nurse Stops Mob From Beating Man to Death

April 10 2014
by GSL Staff
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It was a complete accident when Steve Utash hit a young boy with his car in Detroit. After Utash got out of his car to check on the boy, who had stepped out in front of the moving vehicle, he was descended upon by a mob of angry teens and men.

The mob beat Utash mercilessly and it looked very likely that he might be beaten to death.

However, a woman, Deborah Hughes, who is a nurse that lives nearby, heard the commotion and went outside. She shielded Utash and stopped the mob from further harming him.

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Utash remains in critical condition over a week after the attack. Authorities just made the fifth arrest in the case and are optimistic they may be able to make further arrests. A local church is hosting a Night of Healing in Utash’s honor.

The 10 year old boy that was hit by the truck suffered only minor injuries.

We’re not going to put this one into the defensive gun use column as it seems Hughes was carrying concealed and her firearm never came into play during the rescue. However, we can probably assume that the presence of her firearm probably gave her a certain level of confidence to approach a large group of violent men (not that this brave lady needs anymore confidence!).

Sources: My Fox Detroit, ClickOn Detroit 1, ClickOn Detroit 2

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