April 27th, 2010
06:35 PM ET
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. martin

    This is heart-wrenching. Where is the Humanity? This an indictment of our messed up culture. It makes me want to scream.

    April 27, 2010 at 8:55 pm |
  2. Paul

    It's up to you and me and everyone to take a vow. Never again. Step in if you see someone in need. STEP IN. If we don't step in, then the next time it's gonna be more brazen, on the streets or in your home and no one will be there to help you. We must ALL vow to step in.

    April 27, 2010 at 3:05 pm |
  3. Gina Truesdell

    I appreciate that your show finds this type of humanitarian issue... the guy wasn't famous, the story not so big... the topic huge! Thank you for not forgetting about all of what affects us!

    April 27, 2010 at 1:14 pm |
  4. Dave Wyland - South Dakota

    You are accosted by a mugger on a deserted street. A citizen comes to your aid, not only risking but also GIVING his life to save yours.

    Instead of questioning the priorities of the people who walked past this dying man, though they were indeed wrong for failing to become involved, perhaps we might question what happened to the initial victim.

    This man came to the woman's defense, losing his own life, only to have her walk away and leave him bleeding to death on the street. While those who passed by deserve a measure of derision the guy snapping the cell phone picture deserves a greater share. That said, the initial victim receives the greater share of the derision pie for her complete lack of empathy and thankfulness for the poor guy who potentially saved her own life.

    Dave Wyland
    Yankton, South Dakota

    April 27, 2010 at 1:11 pm |
  5. lori todd

    here is a story to counterbalance this very sad one. my mother will be 90 years old next spring. while already in her 80's, she was walking in her hometown of Alexandria VA when she passes a man at the edge of the sidewalk who appeared to be drunk and wheezing. other passersby were doing their best to not look and bustle forward. she glanced, then glanced again, because she was seeing what looked to her like a middle aged or older man in some distress. she left her purse with a storekeeper the knew on the spot and went back to the man, leaning down to see if he needed help. he was gasping for breath and clearly in severe medical distress. she got someone to call 911 immediately and made sure that an ambulance arrived. it turned out that she had literally saved his life; he was having a severe attack of what i think was asthma (this was a bit ago) and was close to death when the ambulance arrived. it turned out that he was the manager of her local Safeway, and she received not only his personal heartfelt thanks for taking that minute to look at him closely and act quickly; she also received a HUGE bouquet of flowers from the store, where he was an integral part of a lot of people's daily lives, a very decent and hardworking man.

    April 27, 2010 at 12:54 pm |
  6. Denise

    I watched this segment last night and was absolutely angered by the actions of people passing by. And....OMG....for someone to stop simply to take a picture with his phone camera. Unbelievable!

    April 27, 2010 at 12:50 pm |
  7. Brenda

    What happened to the lady he helped? Why didn't she assist the injuried man or at least call for help. To the people who did nothing, as we treat others, we will be treated. (What goes around, comes around) All that is necessary for the triumph of EVIL, is for good people to do nothing.

    April 27, 2010 at 12:44 pm |
  8. KayTee

    Where was the woman who he helped save from the robbery???

    She should have assisted him!

    April 27, 2010 at 12:14 pm |
  9. Alex Valiao (New York, NY)

    The notion of "mind your own business" makes a sad turn. People have forgotten to care. There are only a few who will help & expect not to be rewarded. The happy thing about it is the good Samaritan has died for a very good reason. He is saved. 🙂

    April 27, 2010 at 11:34 am |