I’m having a hard time figuring out whether the victim or the robber is the dumber person in this incident. On the one hand, a single female meeting people alone at midnight in an isolated person is an obviously bad idea to anyone with any sense of self-preservation. On the other hand, the robber was dumb enough to target someone they know, and who knows them.

In any event, the person we want to focus on is the hero who came running to help a citizen in need.

A man came to the aid of a woman who was nearly robbed outside a Hermitage bank late Thursday night.

It happened in the parking lot of the Bank of America, located in the 600 block of Lebanon Pike, around Midnight.

Police told News 2 the woman was meeting a man who owed her money. When the man arrived with a friend, he reportedly told her he had a gun and ordered her to withdraw money from the ATM.

An armed citizen in the area heard the woman’s screams for help and was able to scare the suspects away.

The suspects ran to a car parked at a nearby gas station and drove away.

Many people would simply choose to call 911, stay at a safe distance out of sight, and not get directly involved. The “armed citizen” put his or her life at risk in order to help what appears to be a total stranger.