Video: Ariz. cops rescue man trapped in burning car

Officers Rudy Castillo and Joel Kaminsky used a fire extinguisher to smash the window

By Suzie Ziegler

PHOENIX — Two Phoenix police officers are being lauded after saving a driver who was trapped in a burning car. 

Bodycam video released Monday shows the officers running toward the vehicle, which is engulfed in flames. 

The video shows Officer Joel Kaminsky trying to crack the car window with a window breaking tool, according to 12 News. But the tool doesn’t work, so Officer Rudy Castillo runs for help and retrieves a fire extinguisher. Castillo easily smashes in the window with the extinguisher and the officers pull the driver to safety. 


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