A Connecticut man is recovering after he was thrown off a bridge on Thanksgiving after he intervened to protect a woman in an argument with her boyfriend. The victim and his friend told Gregory Rottjer (left) to “chill out” and allegedly Rottjer and his friend Matthew Dorso became enraged. Rottjer then threw the Good Samaritan off the Derby-Shelton Bridge — a 45 foot plunge that almost killed him. What is unbelievable is that the woman, Jennifer Hannum, was also charged in the case in resisting one of the officers who came to find her boyfriend.
The Connecticut Post reports that the three fled the bridge but one of them dropped a cellphone at the scene.
WFSB-TV reports that there are videotapes of the attack and that Rottjer allegedly admitted to police “I did it. I threw him over the bridge.”
Rottjer was charged with criminal attempt at murder, first-degree assault, and first-degree reckless endangerment. Dorso was charged with third-degree assault and Hannum was charged with interfering with an officer.
Both Hannum and Dorso were released pending hearings but Rottjer is being held on $250,000 bail.
This is clearly a new plot twist on Luke 10:25-37.