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Homeless Man Walking Toward Bandits' Blast Zone Is Pulled to Safety at the Last Second — the Surprise Is Who Rescues Him

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Seconds later the store's outside wall explodes and showers the sidewalk with debris.

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Surveillance cameras captured thieves robbing a gas station convenience store in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Their grand finale was prepping the store's ATM machine for detonation.

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But things get interesting when a pedestrian — identified by Brazilian news outlet diario as "morador de rua" (translated from Portuguese as "homeless") — is seen ambling toward the side of the store...and the very spot where the explosion is about to hit.

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One of the bandits — his face obscured by what appears to be headgear or a bandana — is seen running toward the man and actually pulling him away from the blast zone.

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Seconds later, the store's outside wall explodes and showers the sidewalk with debris.

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Our "hero" doesn't wait around to chat with the pedestrian; as soon as the explosion subsides, he lets go and takes off.

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There was no report concerning the robbers' whereabouts or how much money they stole.

It's unclear when the incident took place, but diario posted the clip on Thursday.

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