MPD: Good Samaritan takes down man attacking multiple women

Gavin T. Pyle (Source: Dane Co. Sheriff's Office)
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- A Good Samaritan took down a Madison man after he began punching and spitting on a group of women near the downtown area early Sunday morning, according to Madison Police Department.

According to its incident report, the women told investigators they were walking near the 300 block of North Frances Street around 2:40 a.m. when a man pulled up near them in a car and asked them to take a ride with him.

When the women said they weren’t interested, the suspect, identified as Gavin Pyle, allegedly got out and began attacking at least four of them.

Police said another man saw the attack and tackled the 26-year-old Pyle.

"When he started throwing haymakers, I took him to the ground," said the unidentified Good Samaritan.

Police said none of the women were seriously hurt.

UW-Police officers were near the scene and took the Pyle into custody. He was booked on four battery counts and one count of disorderly conduct.