Passersbys Refuse To Help Bleeding Mother Shot in California Rampage

Passersbys wouldn't help a woman who had been shot five times at an elementary school.

Rancho Tehama, CA – Four different people refused to help a mother who was shot during a recent California shooting rampage.

She would likely be dead if the assistant sheriff hadn’t seen her on the side of the road, and stopped to render aid.

Tiffany Phommathep was one of Kevin Neal’s victims on Nov. 14, when he went on a shooting rampage through Rancho Tehama.

Phommathep, 31, said she was dropping her children off at school when the gunman pulled up beside her truck and started shooting at them.

The children ducked, while the mother of four threw her body on top of them.

The mother was shot five times. Two of her children were hit, and a third sustained a shrapnel wound to the neck.

“I just kept on praying that he’d go away because I can’t take another bullet,” she told KCRA. “I knew I wouldn’t make it.”

Phommathep tore out of the school area as soon as Neal stopped shooting at her, fearful that he would return.

Bleeding and losing consciousness, she pleaded with four different passersby for help, and nobody would assist her.

One woman said she was running late to work, as the mother bled before her.

“Found some more strength to open my window, my door and I hopped out to [a woman] and asked her, ‘Can you help? I’m shot, I’m dying, and my kids are in the car,'” she said. “She said she couldn’t help me because she only had a two-seater and she was late for work. That hurt my heart a lot to hear her say that.”

Finally, it was Phil Johnston, an assistant sheriff of Tehama County, who pulled over to help the mother.

The sheriff called for help while he applied pressure to Phommathep’s wounds. Her family credits Sheriff Johnston for saving her life, according to the New York Post.

Three of her children were also injured in their neighbor’s shooting rampage.

Her son J.J., 10, was shot twice in the leg. Six-year-old Jake was shot in the foot. The 2-year-old suffered a shrapnel wound to the neck, according to KCRA. Her oldest son, 14, was not in the car.

“Other community members didn’t stop,” Johnny Phommathep told KTXL. “Me being a combat veteran and military police, I’m so grateful for Johnston within the community. To be honest, if not for that officer I wouldn’t have my wife.”

“My wife is a tough cookie to be shot and drive six, seven miles and bleeding to death,” he said.

Welcome to California, where no one cares about your problems and would rather let you die then be late to work.


I would like to find those pouches of shit that wouldn't help her and her kids..... beat them senseless and leave them out I need the desert to fend for themselves...eye for an eye. This country and its people are really beginning to scare me and I don't scare easily. I would have helped her in a heartbeat.

Good is now evil and evil is now good. The Bible predicted this as we enter the end time.

It would be nice to find out who that horrid woman is.

SHAME on these cruel, heartless people for NOT rendering aid. And the woman who said she was late for work? <— I pray Karma gets your @ss. Soon.

I think its time to do get some type of weapon to defend the people you love. We can't expect someone else to do the job I don't want to be one of those people, that will say "I should have done something. On second thought those people would have to have heart and courage. Too bad May karma give those people what they deserve

When I saw the facebook headline I thought to myself that this must be in California. I was right. What a pitiful State.

The behavior of the people who passed by is inexcusable. The least they could have done was called for emergency medical assistance. That said, I was surprised that she did not have a cell phone. A mother travelling with four children needs to have the means to summon assistance (medical, automobile, etc.).