Patrolman Matt Beck of the North Olmsted (Ohio) Police Department is being called a hero after he single-handedly blocked traffic on a busy highway to save a man’s life.
Along I-480 near Cleveland’s international airport, 51-year-old Richard Solis is seen driving erratically on the road. Officer Beck pulls him over, believing he may be driving while intoxicated. Solis stops the car in the emergency lane without incident; just another normal traffic stop, so you’d think. But what happens next is completely unexpected.
Solis gets out of his car and runs into traffic shouting “Please kill me!” and lies down in the No. 1 lane. Without a second thought, Beck runs after the man and drags the 300-plus pound Solis back over to the shoulder of the highway with only a hand to block oncoming traffic. It’s all captured on Beck’s dash cam.
Solis pleaded no-contest to DUI charges and has paid over $600 in fines so far. There’s no word as to what other penalties he’ll be facing.