Hero of the Day: Off-Duty Cop Saves a Man's Life After a Gas Station Crash

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Last Tuesday John Vescio stopped at a Mobil station to gas up his unmarked state police car.

"I was standing there at the pump and the only thing I remember hearing was a speeding car; somebody that was entering into the gas station at a higher rate of speed than normal," he said.

In the blink of an eye, Vescio went from off-duty cop to fast-acting hero.

Video from a security camera captured the incident as it unfolded.

A 69-year-old man apparently blacked out and slammed into the gas pump and the cars that were parked there.

As flames spread, others ran away, but Vescio ran toward the driver.

"You could see the way his legs were tucked under by the seat," Vescio said. "His seatbelt was on. He was pretty much helpless."

Vescio worked to free him and ultimately dragged him away by his wrists.

While others are calling him a hero, Vescio said, "I just feel like me."

He's since visited with the unidentified man, whom he saved. He said the man's family is grateful, knowing it could have ended a lot worse.

Fight or Flight of the Day: Man Tackles Gunman to Protect His iPhone

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A video was recently released of a man on a Seattle metro bus fighting back against a gunman who was robbing everyone of their cell phones. Immersed in his own phone, it wasn't until the gunman flashed the weapon in his face that he jumped into action, taking the gun from his hands and tackling him to the floor.

Everybody Needs A Hobby of the Day

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Everybody Needs A Hobby of the Day: "Hero": Miguel Endara draws his dad's face on a scanner using nothing but dots -- 3.2 million of them, to be exact.


BAMFs of the Day

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BAMFs of the Day: Over 200 retired Japanese professionals -- dubbed the Skilled Veterans Corps -- have volunteered to help bring stability to the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

The volunteers -- all over 60 years old -- are lobbying the government to be allowed to replace some of the younger employees at the power station. "I am 72 and on average I probably have 13 to 15 years left to live,