FDNY EMT’s are heroes all year around, but on Monday, October 18th, they acted above and beyond their call of duty.
A young lady was checking the email on her Smartphone near Dekalb and Flatbush Aves in broad daylight at around 8:30 a.m. A mugger, Noel Goris, 31, tried to scoff her Smartphone. A scuffle ensued. The thief knocked the woman to the ground and ran off with the phone.
The two heroes, Delano Williams, 48, and Rheinhold Danglade, 42, of EMS station 31, heard the woman’s cry for help from their ambulance.
They jumped out and gave chase until that sneaky Smartphone snatcher gave up. “”He just threw the phone back at us and said, ‘Here’s the phone! I give up,'” said Danglade,” reports the NY Daily News.
These two courageous EMT’s are truly heroes for getting involved during a time in our society when so many people don’t want to get involved. The mugger could have had a knife or, worse yet, a gun.
The EMT’s did more than catch a thief on Monday; they set a fine example for us all.
Does the city have medals for bravery like this? If not, it should, and these guys should each get one.
Source: John Lauinger and Joe Kemp, “EMTs save the day by grabbing Brooklyn robbery suspect,” NY Daily News