Steve Perks has this kind of attitude that we should all follow his example of risking his life to save a life of a neighbor who was trapped inside her home on Thursday afternoon.
A 12 year old girl was by herself when the fire started around 45 minutes after lunch time when the fire broke out inside her parents home.
The reason that the 12 year old girl was not able to get out of the burning home is that the front door was locked from the inside as well as the outside. She did not have a key to open the door.
When Steve heard the cries of his neighbor for help, he called 911 to send the St. Louis Fire Department to come to the 1400 block of Graham Street to put out the fire.
Normally the firefighters have suggested that going inside a home to rescue another person should not be attempted before they arrive at the scene.
However Steve decided to assist the 12 year old girl to get out of her home by assisting her to get out through the window to safety before the firefighters arrived on the scene to put out the fire.
St. Louis Firefighter Captain Garon Mosby mentioned that investigators will find the cause of the fire.
Both Steve and the 12 year old managed to get out of the fire with minor injuries which did not require any visits to the local hospital.
The 12 year old girl reunited with her relatives later in the afternoon. I am sure she did thank Steve for being her knight in shining armor to use a phrase from the days of King Arthur.