Police officers need to be ready for anything. Many times they face impossible circumstances. Officer Stacee Wright came upon one of these scenarios and helpful citizens came to her rescue.
Wright works with the Willoughby Police Department. She was performing a routine traffic stop when the situation took a turn for the worse.
David Koubeck, 64, from Ohio, was pulled over for speeding. He was driving 57 mph in a 35 mph zone as you can hear Officer Wright say on the video from her vehicle camera.
Koubeck was clearly already agitated upon being pulled over. As officer Wright asked for Koubeck’s information, he opens the driver’s side door and steps out. He then opens the back door and angrily retrieves his wallet.
Most people know that you make a cop really nervous when you don’t follow directions and when you get out of the car without being asked, you’re already making mistakes. Officer Wright immediately calls for backup sensing this isn’t going to go well.
Officer Koubeck asks the man to sit on the curb. He angrily refuses and the situation escalates.
Koubeck says, “I’m not sitting,” as he stares at Officer Wright and then jabs his finger in her face and yells again, “I’m not sitting!”
Within the next few moments, you can see that things get out of hand. Koubeck refuses all directions, and he continues to fight against the officer. Wright tries to subdue the man and he starts to lay his hands on her.
The pair starts fighting, and that’s when some good samaritans come to the rescue of the officer, who was clearly having some difficulty getting the man under control. A man who came to the aid of Officer Wright runs over and drives Koubeck to the ground.
Others quickly came to the aid of the Officer until more police showed up.
One woman who came to the rescue yelled at the man, saying, “You don’t do that to a woman. Do you understand me?”
Another officer arrived and helped cuff the assailant and escorted Koubeck to the police vehicle.
According to Fox News, Koubeck now faces charges for assault on an officer, resisting arrest, and failure to wear a seatbelt.
The good samaritan who yelled at Koubeck was identified as Stacia Metucci. She gave an interview with Inside Edition that you can watch below. The other helpful citizens have not been identified as of yet.
He continued, saying, “I am so proud of our community and the tremendous support we receive on a day-to-day basis. Saturday was another awesome example. I greatly appreciate it!! Thank you!”