Police pull sleeping man from burning car, saving his life - KMOV.com

Police pull sleeping man from burning car, saving his life

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(Credit: Roselle Police Department) (Credit: Roselle Police Department)

ROSELLE, NJ (KMOV.com) -- Officers in New Jersey risked their lives to pull a man from a burning car, likely saving his life.

The incident was captured on police bodycam video.

Authorities say the man may have fallen asleep with his foot on the gas, overheating the engine.

Roselle police had several calls about the parked car which witnesses said was on fire. When police got there, they knocked out windows and realized someone was inside.

The 42-year-old man was disoriented and resisted officers, but hey worked quickly to pull him out.

He appeared to be ok, but was taken to the hospital to be checked out.

Police thanked those who called authorities saying it was a great example of "if you see something, say something."

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