And the city has itself a new subway hero! Jerome Billings, the wheelchair-bound man who accidentally rolled onto the subway tracks in Harlem on Friday, wants to thank MTA worker Carlos Betancourt and all the straphangers who helped haul him out. "They saved me," Billings said. "I'm forever grateful...It would have been such a horrible way to die. I fought off AIDS for 20 years, and now I'm going to go out like this. I couldn't believe I was going to die on a dirty subway track." And it turns out that it was all the Bible's fault!

Billings was reportedly reaching for a Bible when his coat sleeve got caught on the control of his motorized wheelchair, sending him careening onto the tracks. But Betancourt and three good Samaritans jumped to the rescue, stopping the oncoming train and pulling Billings out. Billings was then taken to the hospital, where he was treated for a broken leg. Betancourt said, "I didn't even know the train was coming down the tunnel. I just did it."

Billings said, "I would like to speak to the kind man again if he has the time. Tell him how much I owe him. What he did for me is the best Christmas gift I could ask for." Betancourt now joins the ranks of other subway heroes like Wesley Autey, Francis Lusk, Carlos Flores, Lance McGraw and Dennis Duffy.