GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — Pizza may not be the healthiest option, but in Glenwood Springs, pizza helped save a man’s life.
The man was unconscious when his pizza delivery driver showed up and saved him. For a summer job, Uncle Pizza isn’t a bad gig.
“You hang out around here, do all of the small stuff until your name is called, then deliver your pizza, come on back and just rinse and repeat from there,” said one pizza delivery driver at Uncle Pizza. “That’s how most days here go at least.”
But last week, Anson Lemmer went way above and beyond his pizza duties. Just two weeks into his new job, he was making a delivery when things turned serious.
Three guys stood around one man who was unconscious on the street, Lemmer recalled. That’s when he sprang into action. Lemmer performed CPR on the man until paramedics showed up.
“It’s not a situation that I’ve ever been in before, but I felt prepared for it,” Lemmer said. “I took a CPR training course through the Red Cross when I was 12 or 13, and I guess that’s the kind of training that really sticks with you.”
His coworkers said they thought he got lost on his delivery that day, and when they heard what happened, they couldn’t believe it.
“We were kinda joking about it, like pretending I was something of a vigilante. Joking that I left a pizza boy and returned a pizza man,” Lemmer said.
He said he’s just happy he could do his job.
“I don’t think it was anything heroic that I did. It was just something that I had to do,” Lemmer said.
Police said the man is expected to make a full recovery.