Can you bend metal with your bare hands? Maybe a car door? How about a car door of a burning car with a person trapped inside? Minnesota Air National Guardsman Robert Renning can and did!
Renning was cruising down the highway, when he noticed a car nearby on fire. Renning said, “I could see the flames coming out from underneath the car on the way back.” Because he’s a boss, he got the driver of the burning vehicle, Michael Johannes, to pull over.


Then shit got real! Johannes’ SUV locked automatically when he pulled over and he was trapped in his burning car, a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer. Johannes said, “I put it in park and that’s when I couldn’t get out.”
Renning noticed the situation was getting out of hand, “The flames were starting to kick out around the bottom a little bit. Starting to smoke. The interior of the car was completely filled in smoke. You couldn’t see who or what was inside.” And that’s when he went into BOSS MODE!

With BOSS MODE activated, Renning sprinted to the burning car and tried to open the door so Johannes could get out. It didn’t work, so Robert Renning did what any superhero would do… he bent the car door (shattering the window in the process like a boss) open with his bare hands. He simply said, “I grabbed the top of the door frame and pulled until the glass shattered.” No big deal… just bending metal built to withstand a car crash with your bare hands!
After bending the car door like Superman, he pulled Michael Johannes to safety. According to authorities, Renning wasn’t hurt during his rescue mission (presumably because he’s a superhero) and Johannes only suffered minor smoke inhalation and some cuts from being pulled through shattered glass.

Renning sees the situation like this: “I didn’t do anything anyone else wouldn’t have done at the time. It was all timing.” But seriously… who the hell can bend a car door with their bare hands?!
Michael Johannes’ wife Lisa was extremely thankful. She said, “I am eternally grateful for myself and my husband and my daughter that we can still be here as a family so thank you Bob.”

The Minnesota State Patrol has nominated superhero Robert Renning for a Good Samaritan award. State Trooper Zachary Hill responded to the scene and said, “He did an extraordinary deed, bending a locked car door in half of a burning car to extricate a trapped person. I feel this man deserves any and all commendation for his extraordinary life-saving measure that kept another from burning alive.” He clearly deserves the award like a boss!