Anson Lemmer, a 19-year-old pizza delivery driver for Uncle Pizza in Glenwood, Colorado, just did a lot more for a customer than deliver on time.
He saved the victim’s life. And he also dropped one of the best one-liners I’ve ever heard in doing so.
The Post Independent reports that Lemmer arrived at an address on Valley View Road with a hot pizza for his last order of the night on just his second day of employment.
Upon bringing his car to a stop, he saw the victim, his customer, “turning blue outside of the house,” the news site reports. There were two others with him — an individual trying CPR unsuccessfully and another placing a call to 911.
“When I pulled up there, I knew something was wrong, and I had to act,” he explained. “They asked me right away if I knew CPR. I jumped in right away to do those chest compressions.”
Anson Lemmer had received training for CPR a year earlier and knew enough to realize the importance of “not getting caught up in the bystander effect.”
“I felt a couple of ribs break. He’s going to wake up with sore ribs,” he added.
When the Glenwood Fire Department showed up between 10 and 15 minutes later, they shook Lemmer’s hand and thanked him for responding. Keyed up from the incident, that’s when Lemmer placed a call to his parents and dropped this epic one-liner.
“I called my parents and said this has been the craziest pizza delivery ever. I left a pizza boy and came back a pizza man.”
Understandably, Lemmer’s parents were proud of him and “glad he stepped up.”
In a separate report from Fox 31, however, he said that he didn’t feel like a hero.
“I don’t think it was anything heroic that I did. It was just something that I had to do.”
Surprisingly, this isn’t the first time that a pizza place has factored in heroically to a national news story.
A past story from the Inquisitr reported on a woman, who ordered pizza as a front to escape her abusive home life.
Perhaps an introduction to the 19-year-old hero driver is in order — it could lead to a whole new team of superheroes.
At any rate, hats off to Anson Lemmer for having the courage and the wherewithal to save this customer’s life.
[Image of Anson Lemmer via Fox 31, linked above]