Man rescues beer from burning home
In life, we all have priorities. For Walter Serpit, it begins with a case of canned sud.
On Thursday in Columbus, Georgia, authorities rushed to a residential address that was reportedly ablaze. At a house on 42nd St. near Oates Ave, six adults and two kids, one of which being Serpit, ran out of the the smoke-filled home in time for firefighters to extinguish the address. But moments before, Serpit, hobbling with a cane, ran back in for his beer. Lucky for Serpit, he exited the house again with his beer, and unscathed.
“I told them to get the kids out and everything,” Serpit said. “Me myself, being an alcoholic, I was trying to get my beer out, you feel me? … I went back into the house like a dummy and the door shut on me because this back draft was about to kill me.”
The Red Cross arrived later in the day to provide the family with belongings to help them back on their feet. They didn’t have any beer. Prescient of Serpit to risk his life like that. Good move.
Local news segment, courtesy WTVM: