Two men who jumped in to help a woman who was being carjacked in downtown Greenville in April have received awards from the Greenville Police Department.
On Apr. 5, a woman was at a stoplight at the intersection of North Main and East North streets when officers said 35-year-old Joshua Joseph Perini approached her vehicle to ask for directions and then tried to remove her from the car.
Police said the victim began punching, kicking and screaming at which time a FedEx delivery worker and another driver helped pull Perini away from the victim.
The heroic actions of the bystanders were caught on surveillance video.
During the Greenville Police Department's awards ceremony last week, Marc Sevigny and W. Chris Castro were awarded the Chief's Commendation award for their bravery.
The Chief's Commendation is given to a member of the public who "maintains their composure when confronted with a highly volatile situation or for selfless conduct during a time of crisis or emergency.
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