Published January 25, 2010
TOLEDO, Ohio – An Ohio police chief is defending a driver who called 911 but didn't do more to stop a woman from being raped along a street in broad daylight.
Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre says the witness did the right thing and could have risked her own safety if she tried to intervene.
In an interview with The Blade published Saturday, the driver said she feels guilty and hasn't been able to sleep well since the Tuesday attack.
On the 911 call, the driver describes a man removing the pants from a woman lying on a sidewalk. Police say several other people called 911 but they weren't sure if it was a fight or something else.
Police have charged a 15-year-old with rape and robbery.