An attempted sexual assault was thwarted in front of National Pawn and Jewelry in Austin, Texas. Alex Cantu and Israel Vallado were just expecting a normal work day but knew something was amiss when they saw a man following a woman closely as she walked by their store.

The next moment they witnessed the man dragging the unnamed woman into the bushes. Instantly springing into action they were able to save her life and apprehend the would-be attacker.

These modern day heroes were recognized for their truly selfless and courageous act with the Civilian Distinguished Service Citation. 

Watch the video above to find out what happened to woman and her attacker!