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Video: Texas cop pushes burning truck out of drive-thru with cruiser

Officer Chris Womack pulled up behind the flaming truck and pushed it with his patrol car

By Claire Z. Cardona
The Dallas Morning News

GLENN HEIGHTS, Texas — A Glenn Heights police officer knocked a flaming truck away from a fast-food joint with his squad car Saturday night. 

Officer Chris Womack responded about 9:15 p.m. to the Jack in the Box in the 1700 block of South Beckley Road, near East Bear Creek Road, police said.  

Dash cam footage from the squad car showed the officer pull up behind the flaming truck that was dangerously close to the drive-through. 

As Womack nudged the truck with his car, his tires screeched and smoke billowed from the cab. He pushed the truck into the parking lot, though some flames remained on the ground in the drive-thru where the truck had been. 

No injuries were reported. It's unclear what caused the truck to catch fire. 

Glenn Heights police on Facebook commended Womack for his "courage and quick thinking" that kept employees safe and prevented major damage to the building.


©2017 The Dallas Morning News

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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