No one expects to be called a hero after a trip to the mall, but witnesses are calling one alert St. Louis, MO shopper a hero after he noticed a dangerous situation and jumped to action.
Mark Maloy was shopping at the South County Center this past month when he spotted a young girl about to be seriously injured. The teen and her friend were playing on one of the escalators by grabbing the outside of the moving handle and holding on for a few seconds before jumping down.
One of the girls hung on to the rail too long and panicked when she realized how far off the ground she was. By the time she got to the top, she was screaming and was forced to let go when her body hit the railing beside the escalator.
Thankfully, Maloy was there when it happened and didn’t hesitate to catch the girl, who was falling head-first to the ground. Maloy ended up with extremely sore ribs, shoulder, and leg but said he would do it all over again since the girl easily could have broken her neck from the 20-foot fall.
Watch the footage below to see the incredible moment this heroic man saved a young girl after falling 20-feet.
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