Self-Storage Heroine (No, not me, silly!)
Copyright 2014 by Virgo Publishing.
By: Teri Lanza
Posted on: 03/28/2006



 

Today, a friend and co-worker shared an interesting tale: He was listening to Adam Carolla on the radio when a 62-year-old self-storage manager named Iris called into the show from Cocoa, Fla. Iris, a champion bodybuilder, had recently had the experience of chasing and tackling a criminal who had been involved in a high-speed freeway chase, crashed his vehicle in front of her storage office, and attempted to make a run for the woods on the other side of her fence. Her assistant manager tripped one of the culprit's partners. Unbelievable! The police apprehended the offenders shortly thereafter.

 

I managed to find several articles about the incident. Some include great photos and video. Here are a few:

 

Floridatoday.com

WKYC.com

NBC6.net

 

Surprisingly, none of these really mention her managing a storage facility (guess that's why it never turned up in my personal news searches). I also did a little web snoofing and found this link regarding a bodybuilding competition Iris was in just four years ago. Check it out—I hope I enjoy just a fraction of her beautiful buffness after I hit 50!

 

Her Heroiness, Iris Davis, of Cocoa, Fla. Right on, Iris!

 

Just real quick: You may notice that many of the news clips refer to Iris' status as a grandmother, as if that's somehow significant to the story. Anything to sensationalize the issue, I suppose.