Teen 'Didn't Think Twice' About 911 Call in Rape

18-year-old recalls finding Calif. victim
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2009 4:59 PM CST
This undated booking photo provided by the Richmond Police Department shows one of the suspects, Manuel Ortega.   (AP Photo/Richmond Police Department)
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(Newser) – The 18-year-old girl who called 911 to alert authorities to the brutal gang rape of a teenager says she “didn’t even think twice” about picking up the phone. California police are calling Margarita Vargas “the Good Samaritan” for her courage—after making the call, she went to the scene of the crime. "I could tell that she had been beat up because her face was swollen," she tells CBS5. "She was naked, didn't have shoes. They just covered her up and stuff."

"I was watching a movie, and my brother-in-law came in and he told me, ‘I don't know what to do, because there is a girl back there and she has been raped, I'm scared,'" says Vargas. "I'm like, we should call the cops because that's the right thing to do."