posted on Oct, 4 2013 @ 10:30 PM
Locked up in a Minnesota prison over the past year for selling coc aine, Johnson was stunned to learn this week that he is among 22 Americans
receiving the Carnegie Hero award for risking his life to save a 91-year-old neighbor woman from a burning house in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.
Audrey Stewart, 91, was in a wheelchair in a second floor bedroom at one end of her family’s home when a fire broke out in an attached garage at the
other end. Wind drove the flames into the home, blocking entry through the front door.
Johnson, 33, who lived nearby, coming to the scene he learned that Stewart was still inside the house on the second floor.
He went to a living room window at the front of the structure, punched through its screen and glass, and, climbed inside.
he found her, picked her up and carried her down the stairs, eventually handing her through the window to others outside.
the prestigious award comes with a $5,000 prize and an educational scholarship.