VIDEO: Man Attacks Firefighters For Not Putting Out His Car Fire Quickly Enough

The firefighters pinned him to the ground, but the irate suspect just kept coming.

St. Louis, MO – An irate suspect whose car was on fire attacked two St. Louis firefighters when the responded to help him (video below).

The incident occurred near Natural Bridge and Shreve Avenue at approximately 5:50 p.m. on Nov. 15, after the St. Louis Fire Department (SLFD) received a report that a vehicle had burst into flames as the result of a collision, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Firefighters responded to the scene and were actively working to contain the blaze when they were approached by a man who had been driving the car, KMOV reported.

The angry driver accused the firefighters of taking too long to douse the flames, then began punching two of them, they said.

The brawl was well underway when a witness began recording the scene with a cell phone.

The video showed the firefighters as they pinned the belligerent man to the ground.

The suspect appeared to stop fighting a moment later, so the first responders let go of him.

But as the firefighters were walking away, the combative man jumped to his feet and lunged at one of them, shoving him in the chest, the video showed.

The attacker briefly fell to the ground as a second firefighter intervened and held the irate man back from the uniformed firefighters.

A moment later, the suspect began swinging punches at the second firefighter, who expertly dodged his blows and took him to the ground, the video showed.

The attacker was ultimately taken into custody by police, but it is unknown what charges he may be facing, KMOV reported.

The firefighters he assaulted both refused treatment and will make full recoveries.

They said they did not want the suspect to be criminally charged over the incident, but that they do want him to get help, KMOV reported.

The SLFD chief will review footage of the incident to determine whether or not the firefighters acted in accordance with department policy during the altercation.

You can watch cell phone footage of the firefighter’s encounter with the combative suspect in the video below:

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gfc1963
gfc1963

One of the 13%ers.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

he should be criminally charged. if you assault a member of service who is doing their job, than you can serve some time behind bars. Send a message to these criminals.

Oh, and the moment a car catches fire, it's almost always totaled. Punching the firefighters won't change that fact.

flybynight
flybynight

Your expert opinion Booger's?

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

It was on Live Rescue last night, with better video. Insanity.

redpill
redpill

He needs a time-out. I'd say five years would be good.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

The usual suspect.

Why am I not surprised?

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

LOL, wants to FIGHT the people that MAY HAVE SAVED HIS CAR If he wasn't in the way...What a Dumbass. Hope he gets the MAX,,,that is unless he has a "Social Warrior Judge" hearing his case.

Stop Criminals
Stop Criminals

Put my car out but let me stop you from doing so lmfao. Oooooooo he said F that car. F it is exactly right. Charge him with assault, interfering and putting the public in danger.

Lawman777
Lawman777

How to people grow up with this kind of logic?

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Terrence J. Lambert, 24, was arrested after allegedly punching St. Louis firefighters for taking too long to put out car fire.

He was charged with Willfully Failing/Refusing To Obey Or Resisting/Opposing LEO Or Firefighter In The Proper Discharge Of Their Duties

Priors:

11/14/2018

Tampering With Motor Vehicle - 1st Degree { Felony

Possession Of Controlled Substance Except 35 Grams Or Less Of Marijuana/Synthetic Cannabinoid { Felony

Unlawful Use Of Weapon - Subsection 11 - Possess Weapon And A Felony Controlled Substance { Felony

Resisting/Interfering With Arrest For A Felony { Felony

3 Yrs supervised Probation

Marxest
Marxest

Yeah, he should be arrested. He assaulted two firefighters who were there to put out the fire and serve the public. They had nothing to do with his car bursting into flames and he shouldn't have taken his anger out on them.

mike wauters
mike wauters

Even the bystanders are idiots. More amazing actions by the amazing 13%'era.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

TFN

mike wauters
mike wauters

Is anybody that read this surprized at the kind of person who did this? I swear, they are turning into Planet of the Apes. And these leftist politicians want to give these sub humans tax payer dollars for something that happened 200 years ago.

Lesstalkmoreaction
Lesstalkmoreaction

Somebody didn't have insurance.

Allm
Allm

Should have used the firehouse on him full force

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

Jim, you are always too logical and well-reasoned. It’s great when you post their priors.

DSmith2018
DSmith2018

The firefighters don’t want the irate man charged??? That’s why these people get away with what they do! The man needs to be charged!!! What a dumb asses

Judid292
Judid292

As Fire/Police, scene safety is first for yourself and your crew. Material things can be replaced. Although that Fire truck was a little close to the fire for my comfort.

portManaT13
portManaT13

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!! ** He's fighting with them because they are not putting out the fire fast enough thus KEEPING THEM FROM PUTTING OUT THE FIRE!!!!!!

vwiles34
vwiles34

Should have turned the fire hose on him to cool him off as he rolled down the street. And I must say I was shocked to see he was black. I'd have thought he would be doing some kind of good dead or be in church with his mother. Put his ass under the jail.

Stanracer
Stanracer

The usual suspect! So black people hate firefighters too now. I suppose that means they hate EMT's too. Wow, there's a lot of hate right there. So sad.☹👎

MSK
MSK

As a retired firefighter I had the exact same thing happen to me about 25 years ago. I was a Lt assigned to an engine co and we responded to a car fire in an interstate highway. As we were putting out the fire the vehicle owner sucker punched me and began yelling he was going to kill me. I took him to the ground and we ended up rolling down an embankment. He also bit one of my other FF. Before two of us and my driver, a retired marine put an end to it. State police took him into custody and he was convicted of assault on public safety personnel. I ended up with two herniated discs. He tried to sue us and the state police but lost both cases.

61mouse
61mouse

Seen this on LIVE RESCUE

JBH
JBH

I didn't even have to guess that the assaulting suspect was a Negro!

vpassenheim
vpassenheim

I'm sick of this shit! They should have ripped him to pieces!

Doggo2
Doggo2

Start beating on EMS who is going to rescue you when your “brothers” are shooting your asses. Scene has to be secured by the police which these thugs also hate - you pathetic POS’s better start realizing who your real enemies are.

Roggie
Roggie

Typical

retired cop59
retired cop59

The POS doesn't need to worry about his car, he helped it to burn up! I would this is not that POS's 1st time, let alone getting his ass kicked by fireman that was putting out his car fire!

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

So this is what Lowest Common Denominator's fighting skills looks like? I love how that big firefighter easily ducked the perp's right hook and slammed him like a rag doll.

The best part about fighting an aggressor is they can't claim self defense, open season on ass whooping on them. AND the whole time they're defending themselves instead of fighting the fire, the best part of all!