VIDEO: Chicago Fire's Jesse Spencer Turns Real Life Rescuer

Apr 03, 2014

Chicago Fire star Jesse Spencer is used to playing the hero, but he became one in real life — or at least gave the real guys an assist — when he helped tourists break out of a trapped elevator at the Illinois State Capitol Sunday.

Some people recognized Spencer from the show, while others mistook him for a real firefighter, since he was wearing a baseball cap with a fire department logo. Spencer managed to pry open the elevator doors, which allowed him to get reception on his cell phone, and called 911.

The actor later took a photo with the Springfield firefighters who responded, and tweeted:

Thanks Springfield FD saved us from an elevator at the Capitol Building. Stuck for an hour, I muscled the doors open pic.twitter.com/I1BA9GtLm4

— Jesse Spencer (@Jesse_Spencer) April 1, 2014

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