An Armenian man is being called a hero after saving a total stranger from a burning car at a shopping center parking lot in Santa Clara, California, USA.
The car was on fire and the driver incoherent. In the meantime, people were watching and some recorded the incident on their cellphone, and only one person jumped in to help, reported ABC7 News.
Aram Harutyunyan, however, realized the seriousness of the situation, and while others moved away from the burning car, he never stopped moving towards it.
Then with one swift move, Harutyunyan grabbed the man behind the wheel, pulled him out and saved him.
It turns out the man in the car was drunk. He may have been revving his engine before the fire started. After that, he just wasn’t able to get himself out.
The car owner is charged with suspicion of driving while under the influence, and arson.
But for Harutyunyan none of that matters. “I wouldn’t leave somebody in a burning car. It’s impossible,” he said.
The sheriff’s department is working on getting him a commendation plaque.
#LosAngeles #Armenian hero, Aram Harutyunyan rescues driver from burning car in California. pic.twitter.com/IhbVcGgHxE
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