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Three men rush to help victim of domestic violence at a Woodland Walmart

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WOODLAND, WA (KPTV) -

Three good Samaritans rushed to help a victim of domestic violence Thursday night, right in the middle of a Walmart parking lot in Woodland.

Police said the three Samaritans prevented a woman from being seriously injured.

Brandon Webb said he first heard the man curse at the woman outside the Woodland Walmart, and was shocked at what he saw next.

“At first I was like you gotta be kidding me. I was kinda dumfounded at first,” Webb said.

Surveillance video shows the couple leaving Walmart shortly after 5:00 p.m. Thursday.

The video then shows the man grab the woman, who falls to the ground and he begins to hit her.

Just as quickly, people start running towards them.

Woodland Police said Webb, Shaen Ross, and Sean Lawley held the guy down until police arrived. The three men did not know each other or the woman, but they did know what they were seeing was not right.

"You can't have that going on around here. I don't think most people would want to tolerate something like that in a little town like this," Webb explained.

The suspect was identified as 33-year-old Owen Castonguay.

Castonguay had an extensive violent criminal history, and multiple domestic violence charges and convictions, according to Police.

According to the police report, Castonguay’s girlfriend said they got into a fight about pizza inside the store, and that is what started it all.

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