Woodford County Inmate Stops Woman From Driving Into House

Reported by: Aaron Adelson
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Updated: 10/19/2012 7:16 pm
In Versailles, an inmate says his quick actions helped stop a woman from driving into a house, and also may have saved lives. 

Marco Haskins works five days a week for the city of Versailles Public Works Department.  As an inmate in Woodford County Jail, he earns 63 Cents an hour for his labor.  Driving to a work site Friday morning, Haskins says he spotted a car up against a mailbox.  Haskins says the car reversed, and then drove up the curb, reaching halfway up the front lawn. 

"I took it upon myself to get out of the truck, put the car in park, and keep her from lunging into a house.  There could have been families, kids, or anything in the house.  It felt excellent to save somebody's life, because things could have gotten ugly.  There could have been some lives lost in that situation," said Haskins.

The driver briefly spoke to ABC 36 off-camera.  She says she had a seizure, but is fine now.  She says she is thankful for Haskins' heroics.  The driver adamantly says she did not hit anything, and any damage on her car was there before. 

Haskins says he did what any good Samaritan would do.

"Something I was blessed with to look out for other people," he said.

Haskins has served nearly 6-months in Woodford County Jail for assault under extreme emotional disturbance.

"Just a couple things I did in my past, got in a little trouble, and I'm just trying to turn my life around, help people out as much as I can, and become a productive citizen," said Haskins.

The Woodford County Jail plans to send a letter to the Department of Corrections telling them about what Haskins did, and hoping he may get an early release from jail. 

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