Orpheus Pledger Tells Us How He Saved A Woman From An Attack
Actor by day hero by night. Star of Australian soap Home And Away, Orpheus Pledger has proved that not all heroes have capes after he stepped in to save a woman who was being brutally attacked by a man on a street in Sydney.
The attack occurred on Kippax Street in Surry Hills in April last year but was only recently brought to light today after a 28-year-old man was finally convicted of the aggravated assault with intent to rob.
For the first time since the attack occurred, Orpheus, who plays character Mason Morgon on the regular television series, has spoken out to the media about how he bravely intervened in the incident.
Speaking with Kyle and Jackie O this morning, Orpheus said that he first became suspicious that something bad might be about to happen after he spotted a shady looking man outside his gym.
“I saw a suspicious looking guy come out of an alleyway and my instincts kicked in instantly and I knew something was up. I knew this was an eerie situation,” he explained.
Orpheus continued to say that he decided to follow behind the man on his walk home and this is when he witnessed the shocking incident take place.
“I saw him follow her up the street and I was walking home the same route I do most nights and then he just made a run for her in the middle of a dark street and threw her to the ground,” he continued.
Orpheus said that the next moment was like a fight or flight moment. He was the only one around and his instincts immediately told him that he needed to do something to help the woman.
“I knew in that moment, I was like ‘wow, this is really happening’, and I screamed out and I ran up to him and I grabbed him off her,” revealed Orpheus. “I called out to anyone around and these people up in a two story apartment I was like ‘call the police’.
“I didn’t think of any consequences in the moment. Anything could’ve happened but I’m just lucky that she was okay.”
It was extremely lucky that Orpheus was there to prevent anything horrific from happening to the innocent woman. But as for his hero status, Orpheus told us that he didn’t see himself as anyone special and that he believes anyone would have done the same in his position.
“Honestly to keep it simple, I did what I’d hope most people would do, and this is man, woman, anything,” he said modestly. “I just hope that other people would do that same thing. It’s not just to do with women, it’s a generally duty of care as a human being.”
Well you’re certainly a hero in our eyes Orpheus!
The man convicted of this attack will remain behind bars until August 10 when he will appear in court for sentencing. The maximum sentence for the charge is 20 years in prison.