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Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Bens Chili Bowl Heroes Honored
ANC 2B 10/1/15

On June 8, 2015 a man walking through the alley behind Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street NW was assaulted. Two employees outside on a break put their own safety in jeopardy by coming to his aid.

Juan Roman Carrosco and Pedro Contreras are seen in surveillance video running to the victim's rescue.

On October 1st, ANC 1B's Public Safety Committee chair John C Green presented the two courageous men with the ANC’s first Community Hero Award:

We caught up with Pedro and Juan outside the ANC meeting room for a quick comment on their actions that night.

Following the award ceremony, the two men headed back to work at Ben's. Take a moment the next time you're on U Street to stop by and congratulate them.