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.
In situations where we don't have time to hesitate, our training kicks in, and that could mean the difference between life and death. The driver in this incident continues to recover at the hospital. Thank you @PHXFire for the assistance. #ThisIsWhatWeDo pic.twitter.com/IegABf4c9Z— Phoenix Police (@PhoenixPolice) March 29, 2021