A good guy with a gun drew his weapon as a pregnant woman was being beaten and stomped by her boyfriend outside a grocery store in Florida over the weekend — and as you might guess, the attack ended right then and there.
What are the details?
The woman told Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies that her boyfriend — 27-year-old Cole Danisment — got angry and repeatedly punched her in the face in the parking lot of a Publix in Largo around 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, the Miami Herald reported, citing an arrest affidavit. Largo is about 45 minutes southwest of Tampa.
The woman fell to the ground, and Danisment allegedly stomped on her head and upper body, the paper said.
However, a witness said he feared for the woman’s life, which prompted him to intervene — drawing his gun on the suspect, the Herald noted.
The paper added that Danisment didn’t end his “brutal” attack until the witness pulled his gun on him.
The victim was left “covered in large amounts of blood” and suffered a possible broken nose in the attack, the Herald said, adding that the victim told deputies Danisment knew she was 14 weeks pregnant with his unborn child.
Deputies said there was a no-contact order against Danisment after his arrest on a domestic battery charge a week before, the paper said, adding that the order did not stop his “pattern of violence” against his girlfriend.
The suspect admitted attacking the victim but told deputies he “saw red” and couldn’t remember what happened after “blacking out,” the Herald reported, citing the affidavit.
What happened to the suspect?
Danisment was charged with aggravated domestic battery and booked into the Pinellas County Jail, where he remained held on a $20,000 bond Tuesday, the paper said, citing online records.