By: E&P Staff
Having just dropped off a load of newspapers and about to help a carrier whose car had crashed, Binghamton, N.Y., Press & Sun-Bulletin independent contractor Tom Robinson instead headed toward an orange light in the sky that turned out to be a restaurant on fire in Owego.
It was 3:45 AM on July 30. Electrical lines were hanging to the pavement, and in one of the same building’s four apartments Robinson saw a woman at a window, according to a report by Jennifer Micale on the newspaper’s Website. Robinson drove up near the building and, encouraging the woman to make her way on to the roof, he and two police officers lowered her into the back of Robinson’s Jeep.
After helping police search for others – the remaining 13 occupants had escaped – Robinson left to give the stranded carrier a lift home from a police station where she’d turned in her accident report. Then he finished her route.
Then he drove to his day job.
Earlier in the week, while delivering Sunday editions, Press & Sun-Bulletin independent contractor Donna Masser made an emergency call after spotting a woman lying inside her front door.