Homeless hero stops attack on disabled man

SPRINGFIELD, OR (KMTR) Police say Brad Bergman likely saved the life of a disabled man Friday night outside the LTD bus stop in Springfield, Oregon.

It was a routine day for Brad, taking the bus from ‘Point A’ to ‘Point B’. ‘Point B’ is the destination of a lifelong friend’s apartment.

Bergman is homeless, but follows a daily routine that takes him by his friend’s home.

“I was headed over here,” Bergman said. “Stacy gives me a safe place during the day.”

Bergman’s routine bus ride became anything but routine when he witnessed an attack at the Springfield LTD station.

He got off the bus and stepped in to help. Springfield Police said Bergman stepped in with a taser and baton.

“I was raised to protect people,” Bergman said.

He fought the attacker while three other suspects ran away.

“I think he probably saved that man from getting beat worse, or worse than that,” Springfield Police Lieutenant Scott McKee said.

Despite his injuries, Bergman said he has no regrets.

“No finer way to go down than for the service of another,” Bergman said.

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