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Danny Trejo Squeezed Into An Overturned Car To Save A Child Who Was Stuck And Now He’s Being Called A RL Hero

Danny Trejo has played many roles over his long and storied career. Whether it’s been the bad guy or his beloved role as “Machete”, Trejo can do it all. On Wednesday, the 75-year-old actor played the part of a hero as he came to the rescue of a baby boy and his grandmother that were trapped in an overturned vehicle in Los Angeles. 

The veteran Latino action actor was in the Sylmar neighborhood of Los Angeles when two cars crashed at the intersection of Hubbard Street and Jackman Avenue. According to Trejo, it appeared that the accident was caused by one driver running a red light. One of the cars was overturned due to the crash. That’s when Trejo and a fellow bystander jumped into action, rescuing a young special-needs child trapped inside, according to ABC7 Eyewitness News.

Danny Trejo squeezed his way into an overturned vehicle to save a child who was stuck due to a malfunctioning seat-belt. 

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Trejo would make his way into the overturned vehicle by crawling through the side of the wreckage. But he quickly found that the seat belt the child was in couldn’t unbuckle from that side of the car. Another women bystander nearby would join in on the efforts and crawl from the opposite side of the vehicle and was able to undo the buckle. The baby was then able to get saved from the car after Trejo pulled it out of the wrecked vehicle.

“I couldn’t get the baby out,” Trejo told CBS2. “I couldn’t unbuckle the seatbelt so she got in and undid the seatbelt. I pulled the baby out of the other side.”

The actor told reporters at the scene that he had prior experience working with special needs children. During the entire ordeal, Trejo calmed the young child and tried his best to distract him from the scene at hand.

 “He was panicked. I said OK, we have to use our superpowers. So he screamed ‘superpowers’ and we started yelling ‘superpowers,” Trejo told ABC7. ” I said do this, with the muscles. He said ‘muscles.'”

Trejo and the young woman who saved the baby gave a quick interview and it’s exactly as nice as you’d expect.

While all this was taking place, the young boy’s grandmother was still trapped inside the vehicle. Located on the driver’s seat, firefighters had to use equipment to help remove her from the car. In total, The Los Angeles Fire Department said three people were taken to a local hospital, but there were no life-threatening or significant injuries. 

At the scene, Trejo said he was thankful and credited good faith in life for everything turning out the way it did. 

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Trejo credited the car seat that the young boy was in that may have saved his life. “The only thing that saved that little kid was that car seat ― honest to God,” Trejo told a photographer on the scene.

When called a hero by some, Trejo brushed it off and instead pointed towards the sky and praised all the positivity in his life that has come his. Ever the optimist, Trejo also offered a lesson to take away for the horrible accident. 

“Everything good that has happened to me has happened as a direct result of helping someone else,” Trejo told ABC. “Everything.”

Danny Trejo has become a hometown hero and many are praising the actor for his valiant efforts on Wednesday. 

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When news of his valiant efforts started making rounds on social media, many were quick to call Trejo a hero for his quick actions. The actor has garnered a strong following in the Latino community for his roles and devotion towards helping those in need in his own community. From taking on his dream of starting his own restaurant business, Trejos Tacos, to even developing a sitcom based on his life, Trejo has made a name for himself in the culinary and entertainment world. 

Not only is @officialDannyT (Danny Trejo) one of the nicest actors, he’s also a #hero! He was right behind a crash in Sylmar and pulled a special needs baby out of an overturned car. He distracted the boy until grandma was OK.” Veronica Miracle, an ABC7 reporter, tweeted after interviewing Trejo at the scene.

Another person tweeted a similar sentiment about Trejo saying “I’ve met Danny on a few occasions so this doesn’t surprise me at all. He’s a good as they come and down to earth. Great job brother.”

Trejo offered one last piece of advice after the incident to drivers. “Pay attention!”

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A Latino Man Crashed Into A Freezing River In Iowa And Could Reach His Phone. That’s When He Called On Siri To Help

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A Latino Man Crashed Into A Freezing River In Iowa And Could Reach His Phone. That’s When He Called On Siri To Help

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“Siri, call 911!” an Iowa teenager shouted as his Jeep started to sink in a freezing river. Gael Salcedo, 18, hit a patch of black ice while on his way to his college classes at North Iowa Area Community College. Given the option to collide with other drivers or to plummet into the freezing Winnebago river, Salcedo swerved toward the river. While Salcedo doesn’t remember what happened after that split-second decision, he does remember getting very, very clear once he was in the river. “I turned to the right and from there, everything just went blurry,” Salcedo told KIMT3 News. “I didn’t know where I was going and then I just didn’t know what to do,” he confessed to the outlet. We can’t even imagine what it would be like to go from a normal commute to being trapped in a sinking car in a freezing river. “I was just thinking in my head. I think I’m going to die,” Salcedo told the outlet. Then, adrenaline and action took over. Salcedo rolled down his windows, for fear that his Jeep would sink, and started searching for his phone to call 911. He couldn’t find it.

When Salcedo couldn’t find his phone, he resorted to the second-best option. “Hey Siri, call 911,” Salcedo asked. Siri aims to please and complied immediately. Shortly after he was on the line with local authorities, he found his phone.

Firefighters guided Salcedo on how to safely walk through the freezing river current to the river banks.

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Salcedo told KIMT3 News, “I lost my phone and since I couldn’t find it, I was like ‘Hey Siri, call 911.’  And once Siri called, that’s when I found my phone finally.” So while Siri may have allowed the Mason City firefighters to respond more quickly, the firefighters and Salcedo did all the heavy lifting from thereon. Mason City Fire Department Lieutenant Craig Warner waded toward the nearly submerged Jeep and assessed the situation. The current was so strong that Salcedo couldn’t open the driver’s side door, so they waded to the passenger side, and were able to free the door. “[I] basically explained to him that there’s no other way.  You’re going to have to walk out.  I’ll be right there with you holding on every step of the way,” Lt. Warner told Salcedo, according to KIMT3.

“My hands were freezing.  I couldn’t feel my legs anymore, so I was struggling a lot and the water was just so strong, so I kept tripping,” Salcedo told the outlet, crediting Lt. Warner for helping him up “a bunch of times.” This was no walk in the park. Freezing water can cause muscles to become stiff and weak at the minimum and cause hypothermia at worst. “I used all my strength to get out of the water,” he said.

Salcedo was brought to the hospital and treated for shock.

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Salcedo had been sitting in freezing water for enough time to warrant a hospital visit. Salcedo’s coordination and muscle stiffness was so bad, he had trouble walking even after he hit solid ground. With a first responder on each side, they were able to safely help Salcedo to the ambulance and help him get in. Salcedo was treated at MercyOne North Iowa hospital for shock. He was released just three hours later.

Salcedo originally hails from Weslaco, Texas, a place without any snow or ice. Today, he’s back to Twitter to shame President Trump for bullying 16-year-old Greta Thunberg. A few days before, he retweeted news that Brazil’s President Bolsonaro called Greta Thunberg a “brat” after she condemned rising violence against indigenous people living in the Amazon. You go, Gael Salcedo.

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Back in 2011, Cult of Mac reported the first suggestion that Siri may save your life one day. At the time Siri was in her infancy and the concept still seemed fantastical to consumers. “Sure, Siri can act silly and it can find the perfect retailer, but it has some very practical and important uses as well,” the outlet pondered. Nearly a decade later, Gael Salcedo seems to be the first reported person to have relied on Siri to make an emergency call and was saved because of it.

“Thanks to technology he will have a happy Christmas,” one person tweeted in Spanish. Meanwhile, some trolls continue to discredit the usefulness of the technology. One troll commented, “probably staged – making some incentives for advertising.” Others are sharing the story with a simple statement: “Siri saves lives.”

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Krispy Kreme Is Making The Man Who Bought Donuts In Iowa To Sell In Minnesota An Independent Contractor

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Krispy Kreme Is Making The Man Who Bought Donuts In Iowa To Sell In Minnesota An Independent Contractor

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College is a tough time for a lot of students. With the demands of school work, exams, rising debt, there’s not much that students can do to ease the pressure. Sure, there are house parties here and there but that kind of thrill wears off after a couple of hours. What college students really need during desperate times is support from friends and family, and more importantly good old comfort food. That kind of stuff really warms the heart, which makes sense why one student sacrificed his free time to make others feel good. 

Jayson Gonzalez is a 21-year-old college student at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota, drove 270 miles to Iowa to buy Krispy Kreme doughnuts and sell them to students.

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Some of you reading this may take for granted that you live close to a Krispy Kreme or an In N’ Out, but for others, these eateries are hard to find and can’t easily access these favorites where they live. So, Gonzalez took it upon himself to drive from Minnesota to the closest Krispy Kreme in Ohio and serve his friends these hard-to-find goodies. CBS News reports that Minnesota hasn’t had a Krispy Kreme in 11 years. 

A box of 12 dozen Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts costs roughly between $8 and $12. Gonzalez’s customers would buy them for $17 to $20 a box. Some even paid $100.

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Gonzalez first had the idea in a pretty natural way. He was driving up Iowa to get some doughnuts for himself and was kind enough to ask others if they wanted some as well. His request, however, wasn’t to just those around him, but whoever saw his post on social media. 

“I thought maybe someone else would want me to bring some up, so I posted it on Facebook Marketplace,” Gonzalez said in an interview with the Twin Cities Pioneer Press last week. “I kid you not, a couple days later, I had over 300 replies.” Well, who would turn down an offer like that? 

Gonzalez saw his idea take off so quickly, he took his business idea even further and started a Facebook page to take more orders. 

However, after Krispy Kreme found out about his money-making venture, they told him to stop all sales. 

“Hi all!” Gonzalez told his followers last week. “I bear some bad news. Unfortunately, the run for this Saturday will not be taking place, as I have been told I have to shut down operations. I figured it would come eventually, but it arrived early with the surrounding articles. Life happens, and it could be a sign that something else it meant to be. I appreciate everyone’s love and support to make this happen, couldn’t have done it without you all. I would love to connect with some of you via LinkedIn if you wouldn’t mind! Also, you can add me on Facebook as well as maybe I will have another entrepreneurial adventure you will be interested in as I would love to follow some of you as well! Thanks everyone.” We love his entrepreneurial spirit!

Now it looks as if Krispy Kreme has had a change of heart and is looking to work with this young student. 

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“I am pumped to announce that I will be able to continue the business soon, and have the support of Krispy Kreme,” Gonzalez shared on Facebook. “They want to ensure I become an independent operator and make sure the brand is represented well. On both ends, there are things that are being worked on right now to achieve that as this is being made as a special exception. But nonetheless, we can get started up again soon once certain things are in place.  This being said, I am definitely going to need a bigger vehicle with how much this has grown over the past few days. I know a couple of you have asked about a GoFundMe. I decided to create one because I won’t be able to cover the costs on my own I realize. Any donation would mean the world to me, no matter how small. Maybe I can decal it with some donut stickers! I am happy that things turned out positive, and this can continue to strive and grow over the next couple of years. I’ve said it before, and I will say it again. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone that has supported me on this journey.”

Click here to help him get a new car so he can continue earning that money for school!

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