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Man enters burning house to rescue beer
WTVM ^ | 10/24/2013 | Christina Kleehammer

Posted on 10/25/2013 12:03:39 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Officials are still investigating the cause of a house fire that broke out on 42nd St. near Oates Ave. in Columbus, Thursday afternoon, but residents are blaming a newly installed water heater.

Six adults and two young children were inside watching television when the room began filling with smoke. After the children were rescued and everyone made it outside safely, a man who walks with a cane went back in the burning house to retrieve something he left behind.

"I told them to get the kids out and everything, and me myself, being an alcoholic, I was trying to get my beer out," said Walter Serpit, "I went back into the house like a dummy and the door shut on me because this back draft was about to kill me."

Serpit managed to save several cans of beer and he escaped the home without getting burned.

The Red Cross arrived shortly after firefighters extinguished the flames and they are helping the family get back on their feet. One Red Cross volunteer at the scene said they were able to respond quickly because a neighbor alerted them to the situation.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: beer
Priorities, priorities....
1 posted on 10/25/2013 12:03:39 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Beer? Ummm, no. Click the link the see what he rescued.


2 posted on 10/25/2013 12:04:33 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Let’s make it really hard....both the Obamadork and beer are in the burning house.

Rescue or gasoline?


3 posted on 10/25/2013 12:06:06 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Responsibility2nd

This guy openly admits to being an alcoholic. At least he’s honest.


4 posted on 10/25/2013 12:06:59 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yo man, whatever EBT can buy.


5 posted on 10/25/2013 12:07:12 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Responsibility2nd

Whizz-water; phew!


6 posted on 10/25/2013 12:08:05 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It’s All About the Beer.


7 posted on 10/25/2013 12:08:35 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Responsibility2nd

An alcoholic who is watching his weight!


8 posted on 10/25/2013 12:08:47 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Responsibility2nd
being an alcoholic, I was trying to get my beer out," said Walter Serpit,

You don't need to be an alcoholic to save your beer. The general sequence of heroism is: children, pets, beer, wife.

INCOMING!

5.56mm

9 posted on 10/25/2013 12:11:22 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

Ron Howard can buy the movie rights


10 posted on 10/25/2013 12:12:41 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Responsibility2nd

I don’t see the issue here...


11 posted on 10/25/2013 12:13:11 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Did the Red Cross bring beer? Domestic, imported or craft?


12 posted on 10/25/2013 12:13:53 PM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Hold mu beer” and I’ll go back for more.


13 posted on 10/25/2013 12:16:25 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

14 posted on 10/25/2013 12:17:16 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I wouldn’t cross a street to piss on a case of Bud-Lite if it was on fire.


15 posted on 10/25/2013 12:18:00 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I wonder what brand of beer he drinks.


16 posted on 10/25/2013 12:18:25 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Cowboy Bob

I don’t see the issue here...

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Yes, but the beer in question was Bud Light. Now do you understand?


17 posted on 10/25/2013 12:18:31 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

It Bud Light


18 posted on 10/25/2013 12:18:52 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Sorry. Fumble fingers.

It was Bud Light...


19 posted on 10/25/2013 12:19:33 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: M Kehoe
You don't need to be an alcoholic to save your beer. The general sequence of heroism is: children, pets, beer, wife.

 

Maybe wife then beer. Maybe wife to carry the beer out instead.


20 posted on 10/25/2013 12:21:15 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Bud Light? That’s just dumb.


21 posted on 10/25/2013 12:21:57 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Responsibility2nd

Idiot. For $10 he can go rescue some beer from the grocery store and not burn the insides of his lungs.


22 posted on 10/25/2013 12:23:19 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: dfwgator
It’s All About the Beer.

I've never thought of Bud Light as beer.

Regrettably, it's a hit with my son and his cousins.

When I go out, it's got to be Shiner, Guinness, Ziegenbock, Heineken, Sam Adams, Bitburger, Blue Moon, Buffalo Butt, Rahr's Blonde, or Pook's Pilsener.

If not, I'm drinking water.

23 posted on 10/25/2013 12:24:28 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Maybe wife then beer. Maybe wife to carry the beer out instead.

Ah, good point. I like the way you think.

Admin Mod. Delete this post if the First lady is on the computer.

5.56mm

24 posted on 10/25/2013 12:25:32 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Night Hides Not
I've never thought of Bud Light as beer.

Bud Light is not beer, it's just a reason to go to the used beer department.

Females drink it so that they can go to the latrine at the same time (and do whatever).

5.56mm

25 posted on 10/25/2013 12:28:29 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe
Did I just post that? Boy, am I in trouble.

5.56mm

26 posted on 10/25/2013 12:29:01 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Responsibility2nd
A man would throw the beer out the window WITH the babies.

That way, the babies can guard the beer until the man gets out.

27 posted on 10/25/2013 12:29:44 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: Da Coyote

Both. Rescue the beer first, then add the gas on your way out!


28 posted on 10/25/2013 12:30:24 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“hold my bee...???...wait?”


29 posted on 10/25/2013 12:34:36 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Responsibility2nd

I knew when the story referenced several CANS that we weren’t talking real beer...there are beers worth risking your life for; this garbage isn’t one of them.


30 posted on 10/25/2013 12:35:01 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Then there was the proctologist who was examining a patient and gave the nurse orders.

She promptly returns with a Bud Lite.

The Dr says....”I ordered a butt light, not a bud lite!”

Bada boom!


31 posted on 10/25/2013 12:37:04 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Night Hides Not

Bit Ein Bit?


32 posted on 10/25/2013 12:37:05 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Still Thinking

Years ago I read how people, who wake up with their house on fire, will grab the most irrelevant things on the way out.

One man, in the article I read, grabbed his bowling ball because he had a bowling tournament the next night.


33 posted on 10/25/2013 12:39:19 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: mylife
Bitte Ein Bit?

Jawohl!

I lived in Traben-Trarbach for 4 years. The two major beers in that area were Bitburger and Konigsbacher. I would drive to Koblenz at least one Sunday a month to enjoy lunch at the Konigsbacher brewery restaurant. It had a great view of the Rhine, and it served bock beer year round.

Unfortunately, Konigsbacher is not exported to the US. Not known to many folks outside Texas is the strong German influence in South TX and the Hill Country. That has led, in part, to the great brews produced by Shiner and Rahr (Fort Worth), to name just two.

34 posted on 10/25/2013 12:54:50 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Risking your life to rescue some beer from a fire is kinda dumb, it's supposed to be kept cold.

35 posted on 10/25/2013 1:14:37 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Responsibility2nd

36 posted on 10/25/2013 1:21:22 PM PDT by petercooper
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To: Responsibility2nd
I've seen this guy before


37 posted on 10/25/2013 1:30:09 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Night Hides Not

Rahr and sons is exceptional.


38 posted on 10/25/2013 1:37:06 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Bud Light is definitely not worth your life. Probably not even worth your worst enemy’s life either.


39 posted on 10/25/2013 2:02:03 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (My sweet talk is also savory and creamy.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

In GA. we save the beer- in California they run back into save the weed. Right coast-Left coast it’s just were you live.


40 posted on 10/25/2013 2:02:08 PM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Big deal so he rescued a couple beers. When my older brother and I were about 8 and 10 years old, our mother took us to visit a friend who lived in Riverside(southern CA). At that age we didn't know much about beer or drinking(mom didn't drink)but we did understand that a guy whose garage was filled top to bottom with cases of beer, all the same brand judging by the color of the boxes, had a serious problem. There was no room in that garage for anything except his beer and when he was home he always had a can of it in his hand.

If his house would have caught on fire he didn't stand a chance of getting all the beer to safety.

41 posted on 10/25/2013 2:02:24 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Responsibility2nd

I needs mah beer!

Of course, I’m sure one digit IQ man didnt realize alcohol is flammable....


42 posted on 10/25/2013 2:04:42 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Fact Is: GOPe want ObamaCare.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is a beer commercial in the making but the nannie staters would pitch a fit about him going into a burning building.


43 posted on 10/25/2013 2:07:42 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well, I agree that Bud Light is pretty awful stuff, but I am willing to bet that you and I paid for this particular case, all the same.


44 posted on 10/25/2013 3:37:42 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: lostboy61

Willie Nelson ran back into his burning Nashville home to rescue a guitar case with “trigger” and two pounds of weed in it..!


45 posted on 10/26/2013 1:59:07 AM PDT by Scrambly
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To: Cowboy Bob
He deserves a Presidential Citation 'csuse he was

BERRY BRAVE!

46 posted on 10/26/2013 9:03:18 AM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
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