Women Become Internet Heroes After Saving Stranger From Date Rape

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Three women have been hailed as heroes after allegedly helping prevent a date rape at a restaurant in California.

In a viral Facebook post, Sonia Ulrich wrote that she and two other women – Monica Kenyon and Marla Saltzer – spoke out after spotting a man secretly slip a substance into his date’s drink while she was in the bathroom.

The trio sprung into action, following the woman into the bathroom and telling her what they saw. They were expecting to hear that the pair had only just met, but it turned out that the man was one of the woman’s ‘best friends’.

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The women then alerted the restaurant’s management, who reviewed the footage catching him in the act, the post claims.

GUESS WHO STOPPED A RAPE LAST NIGHT?! THESE GALS!

Ok, so we’re still recovering from the events, but we wanted to tell…

Posted by Sonia Ulrich on Friday, 27 May 2016

Sonia claimed she watched the man make a number of attempts to get the woman to drink from the tainted glass:

The poor woman had to sit through 40 more minutes, sitting across from “one of her best friends” knowing that he was trying to drug her. Marla noticed him several times chinking his glass to hers to get her to drink. She played it cool. Mostly, I believed, just stunned. The staff wanted to jump in and dump the glass, dump him, do something! I was going through fantasies of walking up and demanding he drink the tainted glass of wine. Eventually, they finished up dinner. There was a delay getting their bill “The computer is down” is what the waiter kept saying to him. Then, in walks Santa Monica PD. They say “Come with us” and he doesn’t protest. Doesn’t ask why. Doesn’t seem surprised.

But it wasn’t over yet, added Sonia. Probably one of the most equally moving and disturbing parts of the story is that other people in the restaurant thanked them, having been close to sexual assault themselves:

From every table In our section, from through out the restaurant, people came by to thank us for taking action.

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“It happened to my sister…I’m glad I was there to take her home.”

“It happened to my roommate at a producer’s party. He’s still messed up from it.”

“It happened to me. At a backyard barbecue.”

“It happened to me. At a bar I worked at.”

“Some Heroes don’t wear capes. Thank you. It happened to me. Thank you.”

“Fuck yeah you guys! You fuckin rock!”

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At least 10 stories of being personally affected [by] someone like this. Something like this. Those were only the ones who knew what went down. I am sure there were tons more stories through out the restaurant and the hotel.

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The post has now gone super viral, receiving more than 102,000 Facebook shares since it was posted on Friday.

Santa Monica Police have since arrested 24-year-old Michael Hsu on charges of intent to commit rape and drugging with the intent to commit rape, The Huffington Post reports.

Sonia has encouraged others to read and share their story, adding that it served as an important reminder to say something if you see something like this happen:

Even if it’s awkward or weird or just uncertain if anything can be done. Know that YOU did something. And that it helped.


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