Officer Adam Brunclick is being heralded as a hero after he saved a helpless infant who was traveling down a Wisconsin road in a runaway shopping cart. The policeman, who saw the baby darting out of a Dollar General parking lot, took decisive action to stop traffic, as the child was headed straight toward fast-moving vehicles.
According to the officer’s account, the baby’s mother was loading groceries and tending to another child when the cart took off. The shocking events were captured on camera, as the young child in a bright yellow coat can be seen zooming along the roadway.
In subsequent media appearances, the cop said that he knew there was no chance he could stop the cart. Instead, he went for the more viable option: Stopping traffic to prevent any vehicles from colliding with it. In the end, by using his emergency lights, he saved the baby.
“I believe I did the same thing any citizen or police officer would do,” Brunclick said of the actions he took to prevent calamity. “I…was in the right place.”
Watch Brunclick describe the story — and see the infant’s adventure, below:
The incident, which is just making headlines now, unfolded on Nov. 11. Here’s additional footage of the event: