Chicago (AP) — A Chicago man jumping on a railroad track to rescue someone who fell on an electrified rail during a battle at L Station earns more than praise for his heroic deeds. did. He was also given a car.
Twenty-year-old Anthony Perry was surprised on Wednesday by the 2009 Audi A8 of Early Walker, the founder of the anti-violent organization I’m talking about.
“I literally wanted to show gratitude because I need more people like you. The world needs more Anthony,” he said.
Perry said the car would “make his life much easier.” He takes two buses and a train from his home in the South Side district of Park Manor to work at Amazon Fresh in the suburbs of Oak Lawn.
On Monday, he got off at the Chicago Transit Authority’s Red Line stop when he noticed an almost unconscious man on the electrified third rail of the railroad track. He jumped onto the railroad track and pulled the man safely.
“I wanted to grab him and feel nothing, but I was a little shocked,” Perry said. “I actually felt it all through my body. I didn’t stop me with that.”
With the help of another commuter, Perry performed CPR on a man who was injured by an electric shock. The man was taken to the hospital and expected to survive.
Police are still investigating the incident that caused the man to fall onto the railroad tracks. Chicago Sun Times report.
Perry’s car was delivered a few blocks from his home as residents and police officers sought help.
“Often people think these young men are doing the wrong thing here, but this is typical of how young men jumped in and took it to themselves to do the right thing. This is a typical example, “said Lieutenant Yolanda Irving of the Chicago Police Department.