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He Managed to Kill 2 Robbers— With Infant in Arms

Off-duty cop Rafael Souza was in Brazil pharmacy with wife, son

(Newser) - With an infant cradled in his left arm, the man used his right hand to retrieve his gun and open fire, killing two people. It was the act of a hero, according to media outlets in Brazil, where the wild scene was caught on video Saturday, per NBC News . Authorities... More »

A Drive-Thru Worker Just Redefined Customer Service

He jumps out window to save unconscious customer in SUV

(Newser) - McDonald's employee Pedro Viloria doesn't typically jump through the drive-thru window, but a shocking moment during his Tuesday breakfast shift in Doral, Florida, led him to do just that. Now, he's being deemed a hero for his quick actions. Mashable reports that after handing over an order... More »

Salon Robber Foiled By Gun-Wielding Customer...

... an off-duty cop getting her hair done

(Newser) - A Brooklyn hair salon took on a bit of the OK Corral yesterday when a would-be robber walked in and demanded everyone's money—and was met by a pistol-packing off-duty cop getting her hair done. The pair traded fire at close range in what the New York Post terms a... More »

Cops: Toddler Hurled in Front of Car by Dad

Officer commandeers vehicle to chase down father

(Newser) - A quick-thinking off-duty cop saved a California toddler from death after watching the girl's dad shake her violently, then hurl her into the path of an oncoming car, said law enforcement authorities. The 18-month-old girl was hit by the car but suffered only burns from the engine when the Oakland... More »

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