Good Samaritan Comes to Aid of CA Officer Assaulted on Side of Freeway

The altercation occurred after the CHP officer gave the man a verbal warning for bending freeway signs on an onramp. The officer, the CHP says, was walking back to his patrol vehicle when the man attacked him.

Everardo Navarro was on his way to an event in Orange County, CA, on Friday when he saw a confrontation between a man and a California Highway Patrol officer.

Navarro pulled over and then rushed to aid the officer. In what has now become a viral video, Navarro runs over and starts punching the man who put a CHP officer in a headlock.

The altercation occurred after the CHP officer gave the man a verbal warning for bending freeway signs on an onramp. The officer, the CHP says, was walking back to his patrol vehicle when the man attacked him.

"I was just assuming the officer was making an arrest in that moment," Navarro told ABC7.

Navarro started punching the man, then he focused on freeing the officer.

He was worried the officer would lose control of his weapon and focused on freeing the headlock. And he did.

The suspect was arrested.

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