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Buffalo winter storm: Police search for hero credited with saving several lives

Buffalo winter storm: Police search for hero credited with saving several lives

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Police are looking for a man who broke into a Buffalo-area school on Dec. 23 — without charging him with all kinds of crimesbut to thank him for his selfless actions that likely saved several lives and two dogs during last week’s brutal winter storm.

The man, whom police call “Merry Christmas Jay,” left a note explaining that he broke a window Friday night so he could get several people into Pine Hill School in the suburb of Buffalo from Cheektowaga.

“I’m terribly sorry for breaking the school window [and] for whipping up in the kitchen,” the note read.

“I was stuck on a Friday at 8pm sleeping in my truck with two strangers. I was just trying not to die. There were also 7 elderly people who ran out of fuel. I had to do it to save everyone and provide them with shelter, food and a bath.”

Police want to thank a man who burst into a Buffalo-area school to save several people during last week’s brutal winter storm.
(Cheektowaga Police Department)

The man left a note explaining why he broke into the school and signed it

The man left a note explaining why he broke into the school and signed it “Merry Christmas Jay”.
(Cheektowaga Police Department)

Keychain at the school had received a report of a break-in on Friday evening, but police were unable to respond immediately due to deteriorating weather.

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When an officer eventually got to the school later that weekend, he found the note from “Merry Christmas, Jay.”

Individuals took shelter from the storm at Pine Hill School last Friday and Saturday.

Individuals took shelter from the storm at Pine Hill School last Friday and Saturday.
(Cheektowaga Police Department)

The group ate food from the kitchen and used the gym for their children to play, then cleaned up after themselves before leaving, police said.

The group ate food from the kitchen and used the gym for their children to play, then cleaned up after themselves before leaving, police said.
(Cheektowaga Police Department)

When the Cheektowaga Police Department pulled surveillance footage from inside the school, they “saw people taking care of people.”

“There was a freezer full of food, but nobody touched it. They ate only what was necessary to stay alive. They used the gym for the kids to play and took the smart boards out of the classrooms to watch the news for updates,” said the Cheektowaga Police Department.

“They had 2 dogs that they looked after as well. When they were finally able to leave safely, you would never have known there was anyone there.”

Strong winds blow snow in a neighborhood in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022.

Strong winds blow snow in a neighborhood in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022.
(AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)

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At least 39 people die from the winter storm that hit Buffalo on Friday and Saturday.

The National Guard went door-to-door in New York’s second-largest city on Thursday, and officials warned that more bodies could be found.




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