A Las Vegas woman was driving to work one day when she found a cop signaling her to pull over. After getting off near a freeway exit, the officer caught her off guard by doing something she did not expect, and she decided to catch him in the act on her cellphone camera.
Dorothy Ortiz was driving through rush-hour traffic on Interstate 15 when she noticed a police vehicle behind her near a freeway exit. She pulled over, and the officer came out to speak to her.
“I just figured, he’s going to give me a ticket for something,” she told KSNV News3LV. “The officer told me to lower my window and that’s when he told me I had a flat tire. I just figured the officer was going to keep driving.
“And then when he was actually behind me, I was still in shock,” she added.
The Las Vegas Metro Police officer followed her to a police station parking lot, near Russell Rd. and Las Vegas Blvd. Then he went to her car and started jacking up her car. He was helping her to change her tire!
“That’s when I realized, wow, there really are good people out there,” Ortiz said.
There really are good officers out there. I had a flat, didn't know about it. He pulled me over and tried to fix it. Thank you so much metro.
She quickly got out her cellphone and took a picture of the officer, now in “mechanic mode.”
“They do not get recognition,” said Ortiz, who shared the photo on a Facebook post.
The officer, who wished to remain unnamed, told News 3 he was “simply doing his job.”
Ortiz wanted to tell the kind officer, “Thank you very much. I really appreciate it.”
“Everyone told me I could’ve gotten into a car accident,” she said. “At the end of the day, he did save my life.”