Cop in Connecticut Physically Stops Rolling SUV By Himself
A cop in Connecticut pulled off a feat that you only typically see in fast-paced action movies; he stopped a rolling SUV with his bare hands.
According to the Bridgeport Police Department, School Resource Officer Carlos Carmo Jr. was working the Harding High School Safe School Corridor this past Monday (December 16) just as school was letting out. As students were filing out into the sidewalks and crosswalks in the area of Bridgeport's Boston Avenue, a parked SUV began rolling downhill, headed into the busy street toward a traffic barrier and a group of students walking home.
Police say that as the runaway SUV began picking up speed, Officer Carmo sprung into action, using quick instincts to chase the vehicle down, grab onto the door frame of the passenger side, and completely stop it from rolling by dragging his feet along the pavement before colliding with anything or anyone.
In the process, Officer Carmo reportedly sustained a few minor injuries, was treated at the hospital and has since been released.
His superiors say the Bridgeport officer's heroic act is "being recognized for his bravery, selflessness and quick thinking in this emergency situation that could have been tragic had he not intervened."
Here's the street cam footage of Officer Carmo's phenomenal act of bravery: