Homeless Man Rescues Cop Under Attack

Ryan Raso wrestled the attacker to the ground as she reached for the officer's gun, police say.
1:57 | 09/01/13

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After four days of looking for Ryan Grasso police setting -- station finally found. 35 year old was a wanted man not a suspect but as a hero -- being beaten. Humans -- I did what was right it happened Monday evening just after seven the woman was causing trouble near the 4700 block of mission. One of our officers responded to the report. -- woman jumping up and down on cars. Denting it denting them vandalizing it. Sergeant -- turner says the female officer was alone the officer tried to calm the woman who is much bigger than -- -- Investigators say when they officer tried to arrest her. The woman became agitated and aggressive. Police say the woman then attacked the officer Grasso was just crossing the street that. Person had done the officer cannot get a Joseph golden. I'm. Pattern had -- against the wall kind of bang enter the candidates the nerve. I think we head into the wall little bit. A small crowd stood by and watched -- of course not stay healthy I'll move nobody else around -- Grasso says when the woman went for the officer's gun he grabbed her and wrestled her down until other police arrived. Investigators learn more about Grasso when they talk to -- they found out his father was a former detective. -- that he was down on Islam. He has been homeless. He has had a rough time of it in recent months. We wanted to reach out to and let him know he has friends. Cubs here at the station we'll try to find and shelter -- still -- -- and he chipped in to buy a new head phones which are broken when he subdued the attacker. Grasso says his father who was a New York City cop would be proud of him. -- ABC 7 NEWS.

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