Two off-duty New York City police officers visiting Atlanta are being hailed as heroes for their quick thinking and bravery in stopping a woman from setting fire to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthplace.
On Thursday evening, while touring the historic site, the officers witnessed a woman pouring gasoline on the porch, windows, and bushes surrounding the house. Recognizing the serious threat, they immediately sprang into action.
Two tourists who were also present joined the effort. Together, they managed to wrestle a lighter away from the woman before she could ignite the flammable liquid. The NYPD officers then. . .