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Minn. man uses superhuman strength to rescue man from car

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NEW BRIGHTON, MN (WHDH) -  Superhuman strength allowed a Good Samaritan to save a driver's life when a car went up in flames on a road in Minnesota.

The fire caused the car's automatic locks to freeze up and that's when someone passing by came to the rescue.

Mike Johannes pulled over his Chevy Trailblazer only to find a car fire had disabled the locks.

"Then I just started kicking, 'cause there was smoke,” he said.

There was no way out until the glass cracked and a hand reached in.

"He bent the door with his bare hands. That was him. It was no tool. It shattered the glass and they were able to pull me out,” Johannes said.

For Mike and his wife Lisa that moment super human strength was the second miracle of their life.

"My daughter was very ill when she was born. I don't know how we get so lucky twice,” Lisa Johannes said.

Bob Renning said he just snapped into action when he saw the car fire.

"I don't think I did anything different anyone else would have done had they gotten into the car ahead of me. That' just my take,” Renning said.

Renning is familiar with rescues as a first sergeant with the Air National Guard. But he stresses it wasn't necessarily his military training that kicked in. It was his heart.

"My wife thanks him. I know my daughter does. Sometime I’ve got to meet up with him. I'll have her give him a big hug,” Johannes said.

Johannes and Renning plan to meet in person soon for that hug.
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