Herzog said the men’s quick actions were heroic.
“Without knowing whether the man was armed or what his intentions were, these outstanding citizens acted without hesitation to safeguard the lives of others,” Herzog said. “Their actions were nothing less than heroic and clearly above and beyond what is expected.”
A West Chester Twp. man is being held in the Butler County jail after a grand jury indicted him on kidnapping and aggravated robbery charges for trying to take a U.S. Postal truck.
Similarly, Herzog said Burke jumped into the fray after Charles Warren, 48, of West Chester Twp. allegedly overtook a postal worker in 7900 block of Third Street Jan. 31.
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“Mr. Burke grabbed ahold of the man to intervene, allowing the driver to throw her keys out of the truck and escape the vehicle,” Herzog said.
The postal worker ran to safety and Burke dialed 911. The police chief said this man too is a hero, “disrupting the evil intentions” of another.
“Without Mr. Burke’s heroic intervention this incident could have been much more tragic,” Herzog said. “Mr. Burke displayed exceptional courage, clearly beyond is expected or required of a citizen to rescue another. His actions reflect the highest qualities of the human spirit.”
Both Lehman and and Warren were indicted by a Butler County grand jury on felony charges.