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A rookie Plant City cop and his fiancé saw smoke from a house in the neighborhood. The didn’t hesitate going into the house to help people get out. These two definitely teamed up for an amazing rescue.

Mike Pietruskinski is a rookie police offer with Plant City and was just sworn in weeks ago. Mike was in the Navy and his fiancé, Sharon, was in the Air Force.

The mom from the house came running with one of her children, but two more kids were inside the house. Those kids are both non-verbal children with autism.

When Mike and Sharon entered the house they saw a couch that was on fire. After using a hose to put out that fire they searched for the kids. “I started yelling if you can hear my voice come towards it,” Mike said.  Mike found one of the boys and got him out of the house safely, but there was still one more boy in the house.

Pasco Fire Rescue got to the house and Captain Craig Harris, Firefighter Timothy McCormick and Probationary Firefighter Joshua Casal entered the home to assist finding the second boy. They ended finding him in a bathroom shower with the water running with dense smoke all around.

Mike is being called a hero and the Plant City cop said, “I’m glad that I could help. And I would do it again.”


Best Food Trucks In The Bay

  • Tacos Las Californias

    Tacos Las Californias brings authentic southern California flavors to Tampa. Known for their quesabirria tacos, they bring so much variety to the menu while paying homage to their Mexican and So-Cal roots. Don’t forget to try their homemade agua fresca, it’s so refreshing!

    Tacos Las Californias has two locations and is open six days a week. Their food truck can be found at 7007 North Armenia Avenue, and their store is located at 5635 Memorial Highway.

  • Shiso Crispy

    Woman owned and operated, vegan friendly, and multiple locations! There’s so much to love about Shiso Crispy. From dumplings to rangoons to bao buns, Shiso Crispy food truck serves up delicious Japanese cuisine. This food truck can be found at plenty of events around Tampa Bay, but if you can’t wait then visit them at their permanent locations: Par Bar (2253 1st Ave S, St. Pete) & Magnanimous Brewery (1420 N Florida Ave, Tampa)

  • Funnel Vision Food Truck

    This food truck is serving up ridiculous funnel cake creations! They are the 1st to try Hot Chicken served over a funnel cake but you can also find crazy loaded fries on their menu or a monstrous burger. Be sure to check out their Instagram or website to find out where they’ll be for the week.

  • Fo' Cheezy Twisted Melts

    You won’t find you classic grilled cheese here. Fo’ Cheezy prides themselves on creating chef inspired comfort food that you won’t make at home! The best part is they have three locations, which means you don’t have to wait for an event or drive all over town to find them! Just head to 111 3rd St. N. St. Petersburg for the downtown location or head to the beach location: 6305 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach.

  • Anju Korean Gastrotruck

    Anju is the Korean term for salty, crunchy or spicy food that pairs well with beer or soju. After gaining popularity from their Korean Fried Chicken owner and chef Mee Ae decided to open up a store front in 2020. So you can find her salty and savory creations at certain Tampa events or at 2827 16th St N, Saint Petersburg

  • Craving Donuts

    We have to sneak in at least one sweet treat in our list. Craving Donuts food truck’s mission is to serve donuts that are “always fresh, always delish.” They savory and unique flavors like the Myers Lemon donut: Delish donut dipped in a Lemon glaze and topped with Toasted Coconut! They even have gluten free options! Make sure to check their Instagram to see where they’ll be parked at for the week!

  • Top Nosh Street Food

    You can normally find Top Nosh Street Food outside of Tampa Bay breweries serving up the best bar food you can find. Top Nosh is a family owned and operated ‘street food’ food truck that’s been in operation for 30 years. Chef Jamie has put together a classic menu with the freshest ingredients.

  • Got Lobstah?

    Got Lobstah? is a veteran-owned, authentic Maine Lobster truck that brings great food to all corners of the Tampa Bay area. Their lobster is flown fresh from Maine and everything is made from scratch. Be sure to check out their website or Instagram to see their weekly locations.

  • Flip'n Tasty

    Flip’n Tasty cooks up family recipes as well as their own of traditional Filipino fusion food. After you try it you’ll want to eat nothing but Filipino dishes for weeks!

  • Twisted Indian

    This food truck originally launched in 2016, after major success in Saturday markets and events all around Tampa, they opened a storefront in St. Pete. Open six days a week, you can find them here: 2639 Central Ave. St Pete. Or follow their Instagram to catch the food truck at their next event.


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