Mysterious Man Pulls Driver From Wreck, Vanishes

'He said he had to go, and he left'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2015 12:40 PM CDT
An unidentified man pulls Mathew Sitko from an SUV after it left the road and was stopped by a chain link fence just short of a 30-foot vertical drop, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Lewiston, Idaho.   (Barry Kough/Lewiston Tribune via AP)

(Newser) – Being a Good Samaritan isn't always a good life move, which might be why one man in Idaho man simply disappeared after his good deed: As the Lewiston Tribune reports, 23-year-old driver Mathew Sitko suffered what police are calling "some type of mental episode" yesterday morning when his SUV left the road, went through a yard and down a hill until it stopped, dangling with only a chainlink fence standing between it and a 30-foot drop. An unidentified man—who was photographed—swept in, bashed in Sitko's passenger window, and pulled him to safety. Then, says a cop, "he said he had to go, and he left." Sitko suffered only minor injuries, adds KHQ.

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