• Firefighter calls locksmith hero
By Linda Green

Firefighters have to be calm and collected during emergencies but the tables were recently turned on a Thomson firefighter during the holidays.
Firefighter John Thigpen was awakened by his panicked daughter, Kristy Montgomery, who arrived at his home stating that his one-year granddaughter was locked inside her mother’s sports utility vehicle.
The doors had automatically locked when Montgomery parked the car and stepped away to place packages on the front porch of Thigpen’s home, leaving the keys in the ignition.
“This was a true emergency and I live in Harlem which is 20 minutes away from Thomson,” Thigpen said.
“My daughter came inside telling me to call the police to use a slim jim to get my granddaughter out of the vehicle but the Harlem police department does not carry slim jims,” he said.

To read more on this story, see the Sun., Jan. 5, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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