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Thu Jun 25, 2020, 10:48 PM

Man who spent year in jail on false charges rescues cop from burning car


A Pennsylvania man who was once falsely accused of pointing a gun at a cop recently saved an officer from a burning car, according to a report.

Daylan McLee — who spent a year in jail awaiting trial on the bogus charges — was at a family Father’s Day cookout in Uniontown, PA, when he heard a loud crash.

The brave 31-year-old ran outside and pulled Officer Jay Hanley from the mangled patrol car as flames began to spread into the cabin, saving the cop’s life.

“There is value in every human life. We are all children of God and I can’t imagine just watching anyone burn,” McLee told the Associated Press.

“No matter what other people have done to me, or other officers, I thought, ‘this guy deserves to make it home safely to his family.’”

The dad of two had previous run-ins with the police, including being arrested in March 2016 outside an American Legion bar in Dunbar, PA, where a fight had broken out.

A Pennsylvania State Police trooper had said that McLee pointed a weapon at him twice.

But security footage showed that McLee had actually disarmed a man at the scene, and then quickly discarded the gun.

McLee, who is black, spent a year behind bars before a jury acquitted him of the charges after reviewing the video, according to the AP.


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