- Posted May 6, 2010 by
New York City, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Times Square evacuations
Lance Orton, Times Square Hero
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer
I was walking in Times Square, New York City, with my husband yesterday (Wed., May 5th) when I noticed that Lance Orton's t-shirt stand was swarmed with reporters. If you've been in Times Square, you're likely to have seen Mr. Orton selling his wares on the corner of 45th Street and Broadway.
Lance Orton is the colorful t-shirt vendor and heroic Viet Nam veteran with the booming voice who alerted police of the smoke coming from the SUV that turned out to be a car bomb last Saturday, May, 1, 2010. His alertness appears to have prevented what was intended to be yet another act of terrorism on US soil.