A stranded driver in Sacramento found some surprise help in a place he didn't expect, but maybe he should have.

David Carmon was driving his wife’s car Monday around 3 p.m. and didn’t notice the gas was low. Then, of course, he ran out of gas, Carmon said.

He got out of the car to start pushing, and said he was struggling to make any progress. Suddenly, the car became much lighter to push, Carmon said.

Carmon looked up and saw a Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy pushing along with him.

Deputy Hertoghe and Carmon talked about life and police and community relations, Carmon said.

Carmon also told Hertoghe about his nonprofit work to give scholarships to local seniors at Grant Union and Lincoln high schools. Carmon said he was inspired to do so because he grew up with a learning disability that impaired him and discouraged him from applying for academic scholarships.

Carmon hopes once the nonprofit organization is established, it will provide $1,000 scholarships to those who need it.