75-year-old Michael Allin, best known for his work on Enter the Dragon, was rescued from his home late Thursday following a fire. The two saviors were two neighboring teens.
As reported by NBC 7, 19-year-old Ryan and 17-year-old Aiden Cohen were up late eating snacks when the power suddenly went out. An explosion followed, causing the two to rush outside and see Allin’s duplex on fire.
As the author and screenwriter lived there for a long time, the Cohen brother grew up around him and knew exactly who he was and began shouting his name.
“We’ve known him forever. He’s lived there all our lives . . . our first instinct was to scream his name.”
The duo ran to the back to try and help the 75-year-old. On the other side, they could hear a disoriented Allin inside. This caused the younger of the two to rush and bust open the door and save his life.
The fire was reported around 11 PM and no one is absolutely sure what caused the incident. Robert Ford, Solana Beach’s deputy fire chief, believes it had to do with smoke and water damaging the house as a whole.
Allin was grateful and joked this act of good made up for the noise the two made while they grew up. As said by the younger Cohen:
“[Allin] put up with a lot of stuff being my neighbor for a while, so it was kind of nice to give back … we weren’t the most quiet kids growing up!”