Sonia Ulrich, Marla Saltzer and Monica Kenyon were just a couple of friends out to happy hour at the Fairmont Miramar hotel in Santa Monica, California, when they quickly became heroes.
Kenyon happened to noticed a man sitting next to them “fumbling” with a woman’s glass while she went to the restroom.
“I just stared at him and watched something fall from his hand into the glass below,” she tells ABC 7 news.
The women realized something was seriously wrong and they had to do something, explaining the aftermath of what transpired on Facebook:
The post reads, in part:
GUESS WHO STOPPED A RAPE LAST NIGHT?! THESE GALS!
Monica, Marla, and I were at Fig at the Fairmont for their delicious happy hour (“Fig at 5.” Treat yourself). I was going on about something and saw Monica staring behind and making a funny face. I stopped. “What’s going on?” After a few second she said “That guy just put something in her drink.”
The women deliberated about what to do, finally deciding to have Ulrich follow the girl into the bathroom and approach her about what they saw.
So, after feeling awkward hanging out by the sinks in the bathroom ’til she was done, I approached. “Hey! Um, this is kind of weird, but, uh, we saw the guy you were with put something in your drink.”
Unsurprisingly, the woman was shocked.
“Oh My God.” She said. Shocked, kind of numb, so I babbled “Yeah, my girlfriend said she saw him put something in your drink and we had to say something. Woman to woman…you know. We had to say something.”
However, expecting to hear that the woman was on a date with a man she had just met, Ulrich was horrified to learn they actually knew each other—well.
“How well do you know that guy?” I was expecting to hear “We just met,” but I got:
“He’s one of my best friends.”
Shit. Yeah. One of her best friends. They had known each other for a year and a half. They worked together.
While Ulrich was talking to the woman in the bathroom, Saltzer informed the server about what happened, and asked the manager to get involved.
Immediately, the manager walked to the table to see if everything was ok, and asked the woman if she’d like a sparkling water.
The manager told the three friends he couldn’t do much more because he didn’t see the incident, but he had let security know.
The poor woman had to sit through 40 more minutes, sitting across from “one of her best friends” knowing that he was trying to drug her, the post continues.
Marla noticed him several times chinking his glass to hers to get her to drink. She played it cool.
After the man and woman finished their dinner, there was a delay getting the bill. The waiter kept telling them the computer was down. But really, the women’s quick thinking allowed security a chance to review security footage and call the authorities.
Then, in walks Santa Monica PD. They say “Come with us” and he doesn’t protest. Doesn’t ask why. Doesn’t seem surprised.
Upon offering the girl a ride home, a disturbing detail of the man’s plan came to light.
We asked the girl if she had a ride home. ‘My car is at his place. In his building. We came together.’ Part of a plan. We were blown away. She was still in shock.
The women were greeted with appreciation from patrons throughout the restaurant—praised for their heroism in thwarting what could have been an unspeakable end to one girl’s evening, potentially at the hands of the person she claimed was, “one of her best friends.”
The post concludes with the all-too-real reminder that even if a situation is awkward, speak up when something is wrong: “Know that YOU did something. And that it helped.”
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