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August 20, 2014
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Video: Fla. cop pushes disabled man to safety from storm

Within seconds of the officer arriving to help the man, lightning struck near the two

By Lindsey Fry

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Fort Myers police officer Gil Benitez works the night beat. He tells us his nights are far from boring.

On Thursday night, around 8:30 p.m., he received an unusual call of a man in a wheelchair stuck in the rain. He responded to Bent Creek Loop, where he saw Michael Arnold sitting in his electric wheel chair on the side of the road.

Within seconds of Benitez arriving to help Arnold, lightning struck near the two.

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