When Minnesota State Trooper Zachary Hill got to the scene of a vehicle fire Sunday and heard that a man had rescued another motorist from the burning SUV, he ‘just assumed’ the good Samaritan had opened the door, reports the Star-Tribune.
Then the Trooper looked at the door.
“He bent the door in half,” the astonished trooper told the newspaper. “I don’t think I could take a crowbar and fold the door like he did,” Hill said, adding that the feat took “superhuman strength.”
Robert Renning noticed a car on fire next to him on the road and flagged the driver to pull over. By the time they had both parked, the car was engulfed in smoke and flames. The car’s electronic auto-locks and windows wouldn’t work and the trapped driver was frantically banging on the glass.
That’s when Renning ran up and — with his bare hands — bent the locked door in half from the top down. The glass shattered and Renning pulled Johannes to safety.
“He did an extraordinary deed, bending a locked car door in half of a burning car to extricate a trapped person,” Hill said. “I feel this man deserves any and all commendation for his extraordinary life-saving measure that kept another from burning alive.”
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Story tip from Judy Ritchie – Photo by MN State Troopers, via Facebook