“Good Samaritan” Trucker helps deputy detain deranged woman

All hell broke loose at an otherwise peaceful Salado, TX rest area, on I-35.


Truck driver Tom Parker was in his truck, “getting ready for bed”, when a woman ran past, holding a baby on her hip. The driver got out of his truck, thinking the woman might need help. Turns out, she was fleeing from a deputy after stabbing her father and biting her grandmother, all the while holding her 2 year old child.

Parker had to “jump and dive between several trucks to try and stop her”. Eventually he, another truck driver, and the deputy combined to subdue the woman.


Parker also recorded video of the aftermath: