‘The whole night he didn’t leave my side.’: Woman thanks Marine stranger for ‘tackling me, covering me from the fire’ during Las Vegas mass shooting to ensure her safety

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“Brendan and I met only 2 hours before the Jason Aldean show the night of the Las Vegas shooting. I left my friends so we could go up super close to the front for the end of the night.

Courtesy Jenn & Renee Cesario

We were just dancing and having fun and then all of the sudden there were loud noises that sounded like fireworks, but no lights were going off.

It stopped, and Jason Aldean kept playing but then the shots fired again, and he ran off the stage.

Before I knew what was going on, Brendan tackled me down to the ground and covered me from the fire. It stopped again and he looked around to see what was happening and then it just kept going.

He looked at me and said ‘We have to get out of here. We can’t stay here. It’s not safe.’

Then he pulled my arm up to get me out of the piles of people. We had no idea who was dead or who was alive. We just started to run.

He kept telling me it was going to be okay and to keep running until we were safe. He even let me use his phone to stay in touch with my sister, so she knew I was safe, which is the text you’ll see.

Courtesy Jenn & Renee Cesario

The whole night he didn’t leave my side.”

Courtesy Jenn & Renee Cesario
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