VIDEO: ‘Superhero’ school resource officer stops driverless SUV

A school resource officer is being called a hero for stopping a driverless SUV rolling downhill with two people inside.In fact, school resource officer Carlos Carmo Jr. acted more like a superhero in a video showing him running toward the SUV, grabbing the vehicle and digging in his heels to stop it.At around 2:30 p.m. Monday, Carmo was assigned to a safety corridor near Harding High School.“Like any other school day, dismissal brings a flood of students to the sidewalks and crosswalks in the area of Boston Avenue as they make their way home,” police spokesman Terron Jones said in a release.“This day was like (any) other, except that an SUV … slowly left its park position, made its way into moving traffic and was heading towards a barrier and group of students walking home from school.“Officer Carmo noticed the runaway SUV, chased the car on foot, grabbed onto the passenger side door, and completely brought it to a halt by grabbing onto the door frame and dragging his feet along the ground. Carmo sustained minor injuries during the incident and was treated and released from the hospital,” Jones said.“Officer Carmo has been with the Bridgeport Police Department for four years. He is being recognized for his bravery, selflessness, and quick thinking in this emergency situation that could have been tragic had he not intervened.”

A school resource officer is being called a hero for stopping a driverless SUV rolling downhill with two people inside.

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In fact, school resource officer Carlos Carmo Jr. acted more like a superhero in a video showing him running toward the SUV, grabbing the vehicle and digging in his heels to stop it.

At around 2:30 p.m. Monday, Carmo was assigned to a safety corridor near Harding High School.

“Like any other school day, dismissal brings a flood of students to the sidewalks and crosswalks in the area of Boston Avenue as they make their way home,” police spokesman Terron Jones said in a release.

“This day was like (any) other, except that an SUV … slowly left its park position, made its way into moving traffic and was heading towards a barrier and group of students walking home from school.

“Officer Carmo noticed the runaway SUV, chased the car on foot, grabbed onto the passenger side door, and completely brought it to a halt by grabbing onto the door frame and dragging his feet along the ground. Carmo sustained minor injuries during the incident and was treated and released from the hospital,” Jones said.

“Officer Carmo has been with the Bridgeport Police Department for four years. He is being recognized for his bravery, selflessness, and quick thinking in this emergency situation that could have been tragic had he not intervened.”