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22 October 2010

One cop, five bullets

Is it wise to be a hero? Some people just can't help it, says CyberShrink.

Many of us will have been impressed and maybe a little puzzled, by the extraordinary story of a Balfour policeman who has been having a remarkably adventurous few months, to put it mildly.

In August, Pretorius was in the news for having saved a boy who was drowning in a dam near Balfour. Driving past, he saw the lad in distress, rushed in, rescued the child, and gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Reportedly, the kid later jumped up and ran away. So much for gratitude! And also around three months back, he was attacked with a knife, which lodged in his bullet-proof vest, enabling him to escape unharmed.

 
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