Actor Danny Trejo might be best known for playing some of the scariest villains in numerous films, but he also happens to be one of the most beloved celebrities in Hollywood. Not only does the former Sons of Anarchy star have the reputation as being one of the most incredibly kind and caring people on the planet, on Wednesday afternoon, he earned the title of real-life hero after helping save a baby from an overturned vehicle.
Captured on video, Trejo, who was wearing a white tank top and rocking a Trejo’s Taco hat from his collection of Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles, said that he just so happened to be in the Sylmar area in Southern California when two cars crashed into each other near the intersection of Hubbard Street and Jackman Avenue. After seeing the damage, the Machete star and another bystander, a female, rushed toward the wreckage.
In order to get the baby out of the overturned car, Trejo attempted to crawl into the wreckage from one angle, but wasn’t able to unbuckle the child’s care seat from that side. The female bystander helping Trejo then crawled though from the opposite angle, and was able to successfully unclasp the car seat buckle, which allowed Trejo to safely pull the baby out from the wreckage.
While the cause of the accident is still under investigation, Trejo said that it appeared that one of the drivers may have run a red light. The Los Angeles Fire Department said that three people involved in the car accident were taken to a local hospital for injuries, but that none of them were life-threatening.
“There was a baby inside and grandma,” Trejo explained. “I crawled through the window, but she got in and undid the seatbelt.”
Trejo, who voices the role of Boots, in the film Dora and the Lost City Gold, which comes out in theaters nationwide of Friday, is best known for his unforgettable role in the AMC series Breaking Bad, the Spy Kids movie trilogy, along with films Heat, Con-Air, and Desperado. With his tattoos and tough demeanor, Trejo appears to be one of the scariest men on screen, but in person, he’s as sweet as can be, far from the anti-heroes he portrays in the movies.
Afterward, he told ABC News cameras, “Pay attention,” he said, “And the only thing that saved that little kid was his car seat, honest to God.”
Trejo Receives a Round of Applause on Twitter
The breaking news of Trejo’s voluntary involvement in helping save a baby from a car accident quickly went viral on Twitter. When there seems to be horrible and tragic news flooding Twitter’s timeline, Trejo’s story was a happy reprieve. He was called the “Latin Keanu Reeves” and users wondered if there’s anything this action hero can’t do.