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NBA Player Carries Woman's Baby Down 40+ Stories After Bomb Scare in Building

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Threats on people’s lives have been taken more seriously in recent times due to the tragic number of shootings at schools, places of worship and at public events in general.

On Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, an emailed bomb scare prompted many to evacuate libraries, schools, hospitals and other businesses all over the United States according to The New York Times.

The threat was linked to a ransom — a request for $20,000, apparently. In Charlotte, North Carolina, one high rise apartment building evacuated due to the threat.

Frank Kaminsky, power forward for the Charlotte Hornets, just so happened to be a resident in the building. And it’s a good thing, too.

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According to The Charlotte Observer, Kaminsky was hanging out in his apartment when the fire alarm went off.

When he was told to evacuate along with the others in the building, the almost 7-foot-tall basketball star followed suit.

“I had to walk down 49 stories because they shut off the elevators,” he told The Observer. “Instead of grabbing my keys and my wallet, I grabbed a box of Cheez-Its for the long journey down.”

But those Cheez-Its were not the only thing he carried. Kaminsky explained how he came across a struggling mom a few flights down.

“There was a lady with a baby and a dog and a couple of other things she had to carry, so I just helped her carry the baby,” he shared.

But Kaminsky insists he’s no hero, despite what he’s being called in the news. “I’m just a good Samaritan, not a hero,” he told Observer.

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Thankfully, the threat ended up being a false alarm. The residents waited down on the street level until they were cleared to return to their homes and use the elevators again.

“I’m not walking back up 49 floors. That’s just not a thing that’s going to happen,” Kaminsky said.  It seems that even strong and swift athletes need a break every now and again.

His eventual break was certainly well deserved it seems. No doubt the mother was truly grateful for the good Samaritan — a.k.a. basketball hero — in the stairwell.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
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English
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Entertainment, Faith




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