TEMPE, AZ - Kaitlyn Deroy shudders at the thought of what could have happened outside a Tempe Starbucks on July 11.
"I just thought it was a guy being weird," she said. "When he said give me your keys I just said no and tried to walk around him and that's when he threw me on the ground. While I was on the ground I saw he had a knife."
Police said the thief then took a bicycle that was parked outside a gas station just yards away. Police soon caught him and identified him as 27-year-old Cody Hill.
It's not the coffee run Deroy anticipated, but if there's anything positive about it, she said, it was the willingness of strangers like Yeomans to step in.
"So many people wanted to help me. Other people reached out. Two women sat with me while I waited for first responders to arrive and called my boyfriend for me," Deroy said. I'm just very grateful for anyone who wanted to help especially him (Yeomans)."
Hill faces felony aggravated assault, armed robbery and theft charges.