The daring rescue of a man trapped inside a burning apartment in Washington Heights was caught on camera by nearby residents who marveled at the superheroism of their fearless neighbor.
A ladder brought out by the building's superintendent proved of little use, as it seemed too unstable to support the man's escape.
That's when a neighbor who had been monitoring the situation decided to spring into action: Walking along the same ladder across a gap between the fire escape and the man's window, our hero was able to pull the man down, and help him back across to safety (starts around the 2-minute mark).
"They saved his life," said witness Freddy Morales.
The brave neighbor declined to speak publicly, saying he does not feel like a hero.
The video evidence clearly suggests otherwise.