When life gives you lemons, call a trucker!
The Florida Highway Patrol was quick to respond to a situation on the Florida Turnpike as a disturbed man had managed to climb over the fence of an overpass and made repeated threats to jump.
Lt. Kim Montes told WKMG that they had called on passing truckers to come to their aid out of fear for the mans safety. Without hesitation truckers had quickly stopped traffic and were lined up underneath the bridge to catch the potential jumper.
The man was finally persuaded to come down and was taken to safety after an hour of talking with OPD Crisis members.
Once again, we want to thank these truck drivers, who lined up their rigs on the Turnpike under the overpass while OPD Crisis Team members worked to successfully talk the man down safely. pic.twitter.com/hSEbw17D3y
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) August 28, 2018