Alejandro S. Verdejo rescued Mathew E. Nunez from a runaway automobile, Redlands, California, December 19, 1985. Mathew, 2, stood on the front seat of a running, driverless automobile as it traveled downhill on a city street toward a busy intersection. With the car’s speed increasing, Verdejo, 25, letter carrier, chased the car for about 100 feet, or until he caught up to it. Running alongside the car, Verdejo opened the driver’s door, then jumped inside and applied the brakes, stopping the car just short of the intersection.
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