Letter Carrier Charlie Bradford was recently delivering mail in New Orleans when his day was disrupted by an SUV speeding in the wrong direction on a one-way street.
The SUV crashed into several parked vehicles before coming to a stop, with the driver trapped inside.
The man kicked out a window but couldn’t extricate himself, so Bradford instinctively rushed in to pull him to safety.
Bradford barely had a chance to ask the driver if he was OK before he fled the scene on foot.
The Postal Service employee soon learned that the man was the suspect in a nearby home invasion during which he allegedly robbed a resident at gunpoint, taking the victim’s wallet and car keys before escaping in the SUV.
Bradford told the local NBC station that he was simply trying to be a good citizen.
“Even if something would have happened, it’s a life,” he said. “I did my part as a human being.”
The suspect was not apprehended.