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Authorities: Car owner punched firefighters for ‘taking too long’ to put out flames

NORTH ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The victim of a car fire punched two firefighters because he thought they were taking too long to put out the fire.

The incident happened near the intersection of Shreve and Natural Bridge Friday evening, Nov. 15.

Firefighters said they were trying to put the fire out when the car’s owner thought they were working too slowly, so he started punching two of them.

Both firefighters refused treatment and were okay. The man was taken into custody.

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