ST. PAUL, Minn. - A pair of beer delivery men in Minnesota talked a man out of jumping off the bridge by using an unorthodox method – offering a cold 12-pack of Coors Light.
Kwame Anderson and Jason Gabel had just delivered some beer to the Mounds Park Sports Tavern in St. Paul when they noticed a man hanging onto the outside of the fence on the Earl Street Bridge around the corner.
Once they realized the man was suicidal, they decided to call police and tried to talk him of the ledge.
"So I thought about Denzel Washington when he's acting as a cop in movies and I thought about 'The Insider' and he's a negotiator," Anderson said. "So I was like ,oh well gotta keep this guy entertained somehow because if I wait for police things could be over."
Anderson asked the man if he wanted to have a drink with him, and used the 12-pack of booze to lure the man to safety.
"I was extremely relieved. I didn't come out today planning to save anybody or do anything drastic but I knew that when I saw him standing here. I wasn't going to leave until he came off," he said.
Police are praising the pair for being Good Samaritans
Anderson, who's also a comedian, is just glad they're all able to have a last laugh.
SAYS HE'S GLAD THEY'RE ALL ABLE TO HAVE THE LAST LAUGH.
"I told him if he needs a laugh, invite him out to one of my comedy shows," he said. "So we're there, I'll make sure he gets a beer and has he'll have a good night."