Video catches retired cop rescuing boy from traffic
TUSTIN, Cal. - Unbelievable dash cam video out of California shows a toddler playing in the middle of the road with no parent in sight.
Luckily, a retired police officer named Darryl Pang happened to be in the right place at the right time.
Pang recorded the frightful moments on his dash cam Saturday.
In the distance was a little boy in the gutter. He's alone. His ball by his side.
Pang, who takes his own grandkids to the same park, make a quick U-turn.
"I got to here waiting for a parent to come running up. I honk the horn, seen a bunch of parents off to the side trying to get their attention to see if some would come up. I didn't want to scare the kid," described Pang.
As he inched his car closer, the boy began to move, picking up his ball just as a driver sped by. The toddler bounced the ball and kicked it as Pang came into view.
Pang motioned for cars to stop before picking the boy up who made it to the center of the road. Still, no parent was in sight.
"I'm actually thinking that at any moment now a parent is going to come running up because that's what usually happens, you'll get somebody panicked to come running up, and it didn't happen," explained Pang.
Once the boy was safe in Pang's arms, that's when a man walked out to the street. He stretched out his arms for the child, mumbled something that Pang didn't hear, waved and went back to the park. As Pang got back to his car, he had a sigh of relief.
"We were taught a thousand years ago in high school drivers ed the little kid chasing the ball in the street. It still happens. It still happens," he said.