A man bends a car door in an effort to save a person inside a burning SUV — and the man saved the person’s life. According to AZ Central, Robert Renning of Woodbury, Minn. is being called a “real-life superhero” after he bent a car door using his bare hands. Many believe that adrenaline took over, giving the 52-year-old man the incredible strength to bend the car door — which was locked — and get the trapped stranger to safety.
“I don’t think I did anything different than anyone else would have done had they gotten into the car ahead of me. That’s just my take. I helped him out of the car. That’s good enough.”
The man bends car door story made headline news across the U.S., and Renning is being recognized for his heroic efforts all over the country today. Renning says that he doesn’t remember much about the incident. He says that he grabbed the top of the door with his hands and used his foot underneath to just tear the door in half, essentially. The 2006 Chevy Trailblazer was on fire, which made the situation more serious — and scary. But that didn’t stop Renning.
Renning, a first sergeant in the Air National Guard, rescued driver Michael Johannes who said:
“Someone risked their own life to save mine, that’s all I can really say, that is the emotional part.”
Even still, the man who bent the car door to rescue someone he didn’t even know isn’t thinking too much about his efforts. While everyone knows he did something truly amazing, he says that he merely saw someone in trouble and did what he needed to do. “You are supposed to help each other out,” he said.
State Trooper Zachary Hill said:
“He did an extraordinary deed, bending a locked car door in half of a burning car to extricate a trapped person. I feel this man deserves any and all commendation for his extraordinary life-saving measure that kept another from burning alive.”
Softpedia calls the man who bent the car door a “real-life Edward Cullen,” referencing the popular Twilight movie. If you remember the scene where Edward saves Bella from the SUV that slid on ice, he also was able to “bend” a car door, pushing it away from the woman that he loved. While Robert Renning’s act wasn’t necessarily out of love, you can tell that he has a big heart!
Another man with a big heart is Officer Ramon Morales. Just a couple of days ago, The Inquisitr reported that Officer Morales saved a suicidal woman’s life when he rescued her from train tracks just before a train came barreling by. Morales is also being heralded as a “hero.”
[Photo courtesy of Robert Renning via AZ Central]