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Inmates Help Stalled Motorist

The intersection of University Drive and Memorial Parkway is always busy, but it’s even worse on Fridays around lunch time when there’s a car stalled on the southbound lane. That’s what happened to a black SUV that stopped working on Friday afternoon. It wasn’t stuck for long, though. Within a few minutes, a group of inmates from the Madison County Detention Center were out there, pushing the SUV toward a concrete median.

It only took a few minutes and they were gone, leaving the owner of the  SUV to call a tow truck or super helpful friend to come get them. A spokesperson at the Madison County Detention Center said the inmates working on work leave often wear yellow jump suits but hadn’t heard of the group of helpful men.

Did you see this happen? Tell us in the comments.

We love seeing Huntsvillians help each other out! We also like seeing traffic flowing smoothly on a Friday afternoon.


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