Good Samaritans flocked to help an NYPD officer who got part of his hand stuck in the trunk of his cruiser.
Video of the incident has gone viral after Officer Brett Armstrong was desperate to free middle finger from the trunk, shouting for help.
The incident, which occurred Sunday in Manhattan, saw a passerby using the cop's car key to open the front door and pop the trunk, but the rescue turned flat as he could not find the trunk release button inside the car.
Another good Samaritan on a skateboard rushed over, and soon after others came to the cop’s aid and they were able to get the trunk open.
The officer shook off his very sore hand.
“While on duty in Lower Manhattan on Sunday evening, July 28, an officer assigned to Patrol Borough Manhattan South was loading items into the trunk of his patrol car when the lid came down on his right hand, trapping his middle finger,” NYPD spokesman Alfred Baker said in a statement to the New York Post Tuesday.
“A passerby came to the officer’s aid and, with the help of other civilians, was able to open the trunk lid and free the officer. The officer was not seriously injured.”