Backlash after Good Samaritan helps cop

California man who rushed to help Sacramento police officer during struggle with suspect says neighbors are now criticizing him for getting involved.

(KCRA) -- A Good Samaritan who was out walking his dog helped a Sacramento police officer arrest a suspect Wednesday evening.

"That police guy is here to protect me, I'm going to be there to help out and make sure he's not injured," Sergio De La Cruz said. "A lot of people were upset I helped him, but my thing was protect him -- protect the person."

"The suspect actually grabbed and took off the end of the Taser and disarmed the officer of his Taser," Sacramento police spokesperson Traci Trapani said.

While backup was headed to the area to help the officer, De La Cruz stepped in.

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