Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Good Samaritan bends burning car door with bare hands to free motorist

Of the rescue, police are saying “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.”

Slideshow: K-9 cops, man’s best friend

They’re dedicated and committed, sometimes to a fault. Ten tales of crime fighting and the K-9 officer.

Three in custody for robbing dying woman at drive-through New Year’s Eve

With the help of tips from outraged residents of East Harry, Kansas, police have three men in custody for robbing a medically ill woman as she lay stricken in her car New Year’s Eve at a Taco Bell drive-through.

Video: Buffalo bus driver saves suicidal woman

He stopped his bus when he saw a woman in distress that no one else noticed. Then he kept her from jumping to her death. Buffalo transit bus driver Darnell Barton says that any one of his co-workers would have done the same thing. The passengers think he is a hero.

Video: Father Jumps From Moving Car To Save Daughter

A devoted fatherin Wenzhou, China, jumped out of the the car very he was driving to save his daughter, 4, who had fallen out and lay in the middle of a busy intersection.

Neighbors, Father of Six, Save Woman From Stalker — With a Sword

Mormon Bishop Kent Hendrix woke to the sounds of his son’s fists pounding the bedroom door, calling for help, saying a woman was being mugged in front of their house. Hendrix thought quickly and grabbed the first weapon he could find as he rushed out the door — a 29-inch high carbon steel sword.

Homeless Man With Hatchet Saves Woman From Giant Racist

From our friends at the Daily Dot: Homeless hitchhiker Kai in West Fresno, Calif., may have saved two people’s lives Friday after they were attacked by a giant, epithet-spewing racist who claimed to be the reincarnation of Jesus Christ. The bizarre episode unfolded around 2 p.m. when a man hit a black electrical worker with his car and pinned him.

Man Could Face Charges for Shooting Dogs Mauling Boy, 11

A boy being brutally mauled by three vicious pit bulls in North West Washington, DC, was rescued by a neighbor, who shot and killed one of the dogs, attracting police assistance. Though the man’s actions may have saved the boy’s life, DC’s strict gun laws mean that he may be facing charges and prison time.

Women Tackle Man Who Tried to Throw Boys in Front of Train

Two women who chose to remain anonymous are being hailed as heroes after stopping a man from throwing two boys in front of an oncoming train.

Father Chases Down His Daughter’s Would-be Abductor

When asked about his brave act, Illinois man Kelly Davis said, “If he would’ve ran to the end of the city, I would’ve chased him to the end of the city.”

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