Texas police officer saves restaurant from burning vehicle

A rookie police officer had just finished dinner with his wife Saturday when he heard a call about a vehicle on fire in the drive-through lane at the local Jack in the Box.

The incident took place in the city of Glenn Heights, about 20 miles (32km) south of Dallas, Texas.

The truck was at the pickup window, putting the flames extremely close to the building.

Smoke billowed from the vehicle and the rear glass panel shattered as the fire intensified.

Chris Womack has only been on the force for about 2 months and is already getting recognized for using his patrol auto to push a burning truck out of a Jack in the Box drive-through. He then used the dispatch car's horsepower to shunt the flaming Ford away from the restaurant.

It wasn't clear what became of the pickup's driver or what caused it to catch fire.

Glenn Heights Police Officer Chris Womack says he was just in the right place at the right time as the first-year officer was forced to tackle a situation most officers don't see in their entire careers.

"I would like to commend Officer Chris Womack".

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