A mystery man has been hailed as a hero after helping to prevent an accident today.Ooh, exciting!
Stopped a runaway dray horse from crushing a little old lady? Swooped in to pull a child from beneath a falling grand piano being hoisted from the 13th floor of a skyscraper?
Maybe the more prosaic ‘kitten up a tree’ scenario?
At around 2pm, cars began swerving after a pair of burning jeans fell from a lorry in the middle of Montpelier Row, Blackheath.Who the hell orders a lorry-load of burning jeans..!?
Jean Richardson, who works at Heath Estates, watched the scene unfold from her office.*swoon*
She said: “The smoke was causing absolute chaos. You weren’t sure if it was a bomb or what.
“All of a sudden this man appeared, nonchalantly walked across the road, picked it up, took it to the side of the road and stamped it ou.”
She said: “He was a hero. He stopped what could have been a serious accident.”We’re clearly getting a little far away from the usual definition of ‘hero’ if it now encompasses a man who puts out a small piece of cloth that’s on fire…
Lee Green firefighters attended the scene.Too late, boys! The International Man of Mystery got this one!
Say, while you’re there, and it’s awfully warm…. Coke break?