A Minnesota man is being hailed as the “Super Samaritan” after saving another man trapped inside a burning SUV by bending the door with his bare hands.

Bob Renning, master sergeant in the Air National Guard, and the man who he saved, Michael Johannes, joined Fox and Friends this morning to tell their incredible story.


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Johannes pulled over to the side of the road when his car started to fill with smoke. The doors wouldn’t open and he wasn’t able to kick the windows out.

“I saw light,” he said. “I heard a crash and then I stuck my hands toward the light and Bob pulled me out.”

Renning said in the National Guard, service members aren’t usually trained for vehicle rescues like this one.

“That ethos of helping out not only your buddy but others, that’s part of the process,” Renning said. “As far as the strength, I have no clue where that came from.”

Johannes is thankful to be alive and with his family. As for Renning, Johannes said, “He keeps saying he’s not a hero, but he’s a real humble gentleman. […] I owe him a lot.”

Hear from the two new friends in the interview above. 


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