A HERO jogger used a ring doorbell to enter a stranger’s home and save his pets from an inferno after discovering the house on fire.
The Good Samaritan, identified locally as Paul Murphy, was looking for a run when he saw smoke swirling around a home in Scotts Valley, California.
The homeowners who were out at the time didn’t realize the danger their pets were in — until Murphy used her ring doorbell to speak to them.
Homeowner Courtney Polito told WTHR 13 that she saw Murphy “pacing back and forth” in front of the house.
“Hello, you see, there’s smoke coming out of the roof of your house,” the jogger can be heard saying to Polito.
When the smoke alarms went off, Polito gave him the entry code to the house and Murphy ran inside to rescue the family’s two dachshunds, a rabbit and a cat.
Polito said if Murphy hadn’t intervened when he did, they would have lost everything.
“The fire department said another 10 minutes and the house would have been gone,” she said.
In the footage, Murphy can be seen running out of the house and leading one of the dachshunds to safety.
Her husband Tony said “it takes a certain kind of person” to enter a stranger’s burning house to save pets.
Murphy was safely outside the property when firefighters arrived at the scene to douse the flames.
Scotts Valley Chief Battalion Chief Andrew LoFronc said it was the first time they had seen anyone “using a ring doorbell system to alert 911 and the homeowners.”
Polito said she looks forward to “hugging” Murphy to thank him.
“I want to hug him. I’ll take him to lunch. I bring him dinner.
“I don’t know… I just want to thank him so much and let him know how grateful we are.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/4088042/hero-runner-ring-doorbell-saves-animals-fire/ The jogger hero uses the ring doorbell to enter a stranger’s house and save his pets from the fire after discovering a burning house