A man rescued an elderly couple from their burning home. For his heroic act he was arrested soon after the rescue, released on bail, and is scheduled to be in court on Nov. 20. He is charged with assault and resisting detention.
Steven Rivers said that he was sitting on his Walker Street porch at about 2:30 a.m. Monday when he saw flames shooting from the house across the street. He rushed into the building, guiding an elderly couple on the second floor to safety.
"I actually went in there twice," Rivers said. "There was an elderly man and an elderly woman who lived up there, and I came out there and helped them get out and was glad that they're all right." (wmur)
It is told that Rivers refused medical attention when he came out of the burning building. He then walked across the street and passed out. Officials still believe his action was heroic. I hope the court thinks so.