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Newark mayor Cory Booker is a superhero

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 13, 2012

Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, New Jersey, fought off his security detail and ran into a burning house to rescue a trapped woman.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker was taken to a hospital Thursday night for treatment of smoke inhalation he suffered trying to rescue his next-door neighbors from their burning house.

“I just grabbed her and whipped her out of the bed,” Booker said in recounting the fire. Booker told The Star-Ledger he also suffered second-degree burns on his hand.

Two years ago, Booker helped shovel his constituents’ driveways after a huge snowstorm. Who is this guy, Batman?

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