A customized truck dealership in Gilbert, Arizona saw a veteran save lives during the Las Vegas mass-shooting and wanted to thank him in the biggest way.
Shane Beus, owner of B5 Motors thought what's the best way to honor him? Buy him a new truck!
San Diego native and Marine Taylor Winston, went back into the disaster, when he could’ve safely been outside of it. Winston stole a truck which had the keys laying in the front seat and used the truck to make two trips to the hospital.
He says it’s that human compassion that's more powerful than one person with an evil plan. In the truck, Winston said there were people with gunshot wounds to their necks, their chest, and a woman had a hole in her chest the size of his fist, according to our station (KSNV News3LV).
“We decided to recognize this guy and show that he is a true hero of America and a true example to myself and my children.”
Beus has been internationally recognized for his deed and has heard from news outlets in various countries. The Ellen Show is also a TV show that has reached out to Beus’s dealership to learn more about the story.
Shane sat down with campus correspondent, Frankie Mclister from Arizona State University.
“I think it’s a one of a kind story,” said Gilbert, AZ resident Isabella Hulsizer. She went on to say, “It’s something that the world needs to know about and learn from.”
Since then, Winston and Beus have become friends. Recently Winston drove from San Diego to Las Vegas and drove through Phoenix just to stop at B5 Motors.
“It shows you that there are still really really great people in the world. That really actually care, and have a heart,” Beus said.