A Beer Delivery Guy Talked Down a Jumper by Giving Him Coors Light
Two beer delivery guys in St. Paul, Minnesota were out on their route last Wednesday when they drove across an overpass, and saw a guy about to JUMP.
Their names are Jason Gaebel and Kwame Anderson. And when they saw the guy, he’d already climbed over a big fence. So all he had to do was let go and fall.
But Jason stopped the truck. Then Kwame ran over and started talking to the guy, and KEPT talking to him for almost an hour, even after the cops got there.
He says he remembered some hostage negotiator tactics he saw in the Denzel Washington movie “Inside Man”. And that’s how he was able to establish a rapport with the guy, and keep him from jumping.
But the guy still wouldn’t come down . . . until Kwame asked if he wanted to have a BEER with him.
When the guy said yes, Kwame ran back to his beer truck . . . grabbed a 12-pack of Coors Light . . . and THAT’S what finally got the guy to climb back over the fence.
A radio station in St. Paul talked to Kwame and Jason later that day, and rewarded them with free tickets to something like TEN different concerts.
(KSTP / Washington Post)