A man already a hero for donating his kidney to a friend is now twice the hero after helping a woman near the Forest Park CTA Blue Line station.
In fact, Craig Mathis was heading home Tuesday from celebrating donating his kidney almost a year ago when he heard the screams of the woman. He told NBC5 News:
“[My friend] called 911, I used my CTA pass and jumped through the turnstile, ran down and made sure the woman was OK,” Mathis said.
Mathis said right before he was going to tackle the man, Forest Park Police officers arrived and arrested him.
“She was relieved that the situation was over and thankful that she was OK,” Mathis said.
“It felt good to prevent something serious from happening.”