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Officer arrests Firefighter while helping save crash victim
A Southern California firefighter was handcuffed while trying to help victims of a car crash all because of where he parked his firetruck.
"Everything's in the median, fire blocking for no reason here.
The firefighter says he stopped to help rescue two people in a flipped car on the interstate.
He parked his fire engine so it blocked traffic--making sure no cars came close to the victims or first responders.
But, the California Highway Patrol didn't like that and wanted him to move it.
When he refused, troopers handcuffed him and put him in the back of their patrol car.
"We're in the middle of patient care with patients on the freeway and we're trying to protect our scene. And they're putting him in handcuffs at this time and walking him away."
Troopers say the firefighter was never actually arrested and was released after the scene was cleared up.
But the Fire Chief is outraged that troopers prevented the fireman from doing his job.