First Things First: Guy Saves Man From Burning Car (After Setting Up His Phone To Film Himself Being A Hero)

May 16, 2016

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Because what good is being a hero if there isn't a video to prove it, this is a clip of California man Santiago Portillo rescuing a guy from a burning, overturned vehicle, but not before propping up his phone to record the incident. The wreck was the result of suspected street racing, despite the fact that car has absolutely no business racing. What is that, a Honda Accord? I think my aunt drives one of those. She loves it. Was he racing a guy on a bicycle? You're gonna need way more decals on that car if you want to be taken for a serious street racer. Sine the incident, Santiago has been criticized online for stopping to set up his camera before the rescue, and, perhaps even more severely, setting the camera up to record in portrait mode. Some hero! Not to brag or anything, but when I rescued that school bus full of children from the train tracks I didn't even think about recording it, I just leaped into action. "Your phone battery was dead." Right, plus that never happened.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to my pal Jason W, who would have called the local news station and waited for them to show up before attempting a rescue.

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