Chevy Tahoe Saves Restaurant From Flaming Ford (Video)

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Quick-thinking cop uses patrol truck to save the day


Recently, rookie police officer Chris Womack was just trying to enjoy a quiet night with his wife in Glenn Heights, Texas. But suddenly, things got a little too hot to handle at a nearby Jack in the Box. That’s because there was a Ford F-150 with its engine in flames in the drive-thru lane and dangerously close to the fast food restaurant. But thanks to Womack and his Chevy Tahoe, a potential catastrophe was avoided.

After hearing the emergency call on his police radio, Womack jumped in his Tahoe patrol vehicle and headed to the restaurant. There, he used the Chevy’s pushbar to move the Ford truck away from the building. While he could’ve just waited for the fire department to show up, Womack’s speedy rescue saved the restaurant and prevented anyone from getting injured. The driver of the F-150 managed to get himself and his family out of the truck before it was fully engulfed in flames.

Womack admits that adrenaline got the best of him during the intense, quickly unfolding scene. “My adrenaline was going a little bit,” Womack tells Fox 5 News. “But in the video, I’ve watched it a couple of times, I’m breathing pretty heavily. Well, that’s because the windows were down and I didn’t have the train of thought to roll the windows up during it. It was just a God-send that I was here at that particular time.”


‘It was just a God-send that I was here at that particular time.’


Video of the incident made it’s way to Facebook and YouTube courtesy of the Glenn Heights Police Department. “We would like to commend Officer Chris Womack,’ the post says. “Due to his courage and quick thinking, he was able to prevent a burning vehicle from causing major damage to the Jack in the Box and protecting the employees.”

A big kudos goes out to Officer Womack for his fearless and immediate action.

Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts.

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