Mass. Lt. Gov. Pulls Kids from Burning Minivan

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Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray may have just earned himself some additional votes. This time it was not by shaking hands, but by literally saving babies.

The lieutenant governor was driving by a parked mini-van in his hometown of Worcester, Mass., Tuesday evening when he noticed flame coming from the vehicle. Two children were locked inside.

Murray quickly sprang into action, an act that almost got him in trouble with the kid's grandmother.

"I was going to smack him. I yelled get away from my car," Ruth Ann Manozzi said.

"I think like any good parent or grandparent, she saw somebody try to get at her kids in the car. She said she didn't know if I was trying to steal the car or take the kids," Murray said.

"You know it's dark. It's 7 o'clock. I'm not 30 feet away and I turn around and there's this man trying to force open the car door and the kids are locked in it," Manozzi said.

"As soon as she saw the fire she knew why I was there and thankfully everyone was safe," Murray said.

Firefighters later arrived and put out the fire, which they said was minor.

A gas station attendant witnessed the ordeal. He said Murray's actions set a good example of good government.

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