Father and son hailed as heroes for preventing rape, chasing after attacker

- A father and son are being hailed as heroes for scaring away – and then chasing after – a man who assaulted and was about to rape a woman in Brookyn.

Luis Ruiz, 46, stayed late at his martial arts and fitness studio in Brooklyn on Monday chatting with his stepson, Antonio Piñas, 28. They left after midnight, driving their car home. When they got out of the car, they heard odd noises coming from the direction of a van, reported the New York Daily News, which broke the story.

There, they noticed a man attacking a woman.

“At first I wasn’t sure if it was just a boyfriend-and-girlfriend altercation,” Ruiz told the Daily News. “They were on the ground … He was on top of her, you could see something was happening ... He was like shaking her … There was some roughness going on.”

When they asked if something was wrong, the suspect, who has a rap sheet, walked away saying nothing.

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