TITLE: Whose Your Neighbor
By Deb Borrello
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The pastor of a local church drove by. He saw the car on the side of the road with the woman inside. He was late for a meeting. He checked his mirror, changed lanes, and continued on his way.
Soon after an off duty police officer drove by. He took notice of the car and the woman. He reached for his phone to call 911 and found the battery was dead. This was not his jurisdiction and he was tired from a long shift. He changed lanes and continued on his way.
A man with a warrant out for his arrest was heading the other direction on the same highway. He saw the car on on the side of the road with the woman inside and felt compassion for her. He called 911, pulled off at the next exit and circled back around.
He positioned his car on the side of the road to guard her car from the oncoming traffic. He scanned the area for danger then opened his trunk and quickly set up safety flares. He approached the woman and saw that her head was bleeding. He removed his coat and laid it on her for warmth then removed his sweatshirt and used it as a dressing for the wound. He stayed with her until the police and ambulance arrived.
The woman was quickly removed from the vehicle and loaded into the ambulance. The officer questioned the man regarding the accident. During the questioning it was discovered that the man was a fugitive and he was placed under arrest. He was tried and convicted of his crimes. The woman, who would have died had it not been for that one man, made a full recovery.
Which of these proved to be a good neighbor to the woman on the side of the road?
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