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Better Off Retired

Frank Cappel is 81 years old, but that doesn’t keep him from being a security guard at the Tanning Research Laboratories in Ormond Beach, Fla. He was just getting off duty when a woman crashed her car into a pond, and Cappel ran to help. Witnesses were shouting at the woman to get out of the car before it sank, but “She was right on the edge of being hysterical,” Cappel said. Since no one else was doing anything, he jumped in and pulled her out before it was too late. “I was glad I could help that woman,” who was an employee of Hawaiian Tropic, the suntan lotion company that runs the lab. “He’s an amazing guy,” said the company’s admiring owner, Ron Rice. “We bought him a steak dinner and left it for him at the plant.” (Daytona Beach News-Journal) ...Reward, or punishment — you be the judge.


Publication Date: 25 March 2007

This story is in True's book collection, Volume 13.