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St. Patrick's Day Parade Starter, Danny Trejo, Real Hero

Published: 8/8/2019

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — Actor Danny Trejo, one of Hollywood’s legendary villains and also the official starter of the First Ever 17th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Hot Springs on March 17, 2020, is a real-life hero.

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — Actor Danny Trejo, one of Hollywood’s legendary villains and also the official starter of the First Ever 17th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Hot Springs on March 17, 2020, is a real-life hero.

Trejo is credited with saving the life of a child after an automobile accident in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Cable TV’s news outlet, CNN, reported it this way:

“One of Hollywood's best-known villains, Danny Trejo, came to the rescue of a baby that was trapped in an overturned vehicle in Los Angeles.

“It wasn't a stunt for an upcoming movie. It happened in real life on Wednesday.

The actor jumped into action after witnessing two vehicles crash,  causing one to roll over. The overturned vehicle that was sitting on its roof still had a baby strapped into a car seat inside.

“Trejo said he tried crawling in through a broken window but couldn't get the seat belt unhooked. With the help of another bystander, Monica Jackson, they were able to free the child.

"’The only thing that saved the little kid was his car seat,’ Trejo told a photographer on the scene.

The Los Angeles Fire Department told CNN affiliate KABC that three people were taken to a hospital. Their injuries were not life threatening.

"’Everything good that has happened to me has happened as a direct result of helping someone else,’ Trejo told KABC. ‘Everything.’”

Trejo (pronounced TRAY-ho) is the world-famous bad man of countless movies and television shows as well as the character known as Machete, avenging good-guy star of the “Machete” series of hit movies.

The World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which began in 2003, annually attracts upwards of 30,000 people to the city’s historic downtown district. The parade is immensely popular, with its insanely zany collection of marchers, strutters, dancers, waddlers and floats that cover the 98-foot length of Bridge Street in the heart of downtown Hot Springs.

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