The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) says that multiple Good Samaritans stopped to come to the aid of a state trooper who was struggling to subdue a suspect along an interstate on Friday.
The incident occurred around 10 a.m. on March 18 along I-4 in Tampa.
Trooper Jonathan Ruiz spotted Alexander Hernandez-Delgado, 24, walking along the left shoulder of the interstate and stopped to make contact.
According to several reports, when Ruiz asked Hernandez-Delgado for his identification, Hernandez-Delgado struck Ruiz in the face and tried to flee, striking Ruiz several more times.
In dash cam video shared by the Florida Highway Patrol, you can see a truck driver appears to be one of the first of several Good Samaritans who stop to assist Ruiz.
Hernandez-Delgado was reportedly booked on charges of battery on an officer and violently resisting law enforcement.
Ruiz suffered a bloody nose during the altercation.
“Thank you to all of the Good Samaritans who stopped yesterday, in both direction of Interstate 4, to assist our Trooper!!” FHP’s Tampa division said.
Check out the dash cam video below.
WATCH: Florida Highway Patrol is publicly thanking multiple drivers who stopped to help a trooper who was wrestling with a man Friday morning on the side of I-4 in Tampa. pic.twitter.com/l387GGhaFb
— 10 Tampa Bay (@10TampaBay) March 18, 2022