WATCH 93-Year-Old Caught Speeding, Savagely Get Away With It In Traffic Court
The older generations have some amazing stories to tell, as proven by this 93-year-old who appeared in traffic court. The World War II veteran ended up telling the judge an amazing story about his past.
In a video from the YouTube channel Caught in Providence, Nicholas Manzo faces Judge Frank Caprio over a traffic violation. Nicholas admitted he was wrong, and said it was his first violation in 72 years of driving.
WWII Vet In Traffic Court Tells His Story
Nicholas says he was in the Navy, and spent 29 months in the Pacific during World War II. He asked Judge Caprio if he wanted to hear a story about his time during the war, and the judge said he did.
The 93-year-old said he forged his birth certificate when he was 16 years old in order to join the Navy, making it look like he was actually 17. Two weeks later, police tried to arrest him over it.
Nicholas then said he waited a year until he was 17 and had graduated high school to join the Navy legally. “Every battle that was in the Pacific, I was there,” he said. He added that his father, who was an immigrant, fought in World War I for 18 months.
How Did The Judge Respond?
Judge Caprio said he would dismiss Nicholas’ case, and it wouldn’t go on his record. He added that he often gets checks from veterans meant to help other veterans. He mentioned a $50 check from a man whose father was in the Navy in World War II.
Considering Nicholas himself is a Navy World War II veteran, Judge Caprio seemed to suggest he would use the check toward Nicholas’ ticket. “I’m not gonna have you pay anything of this,” he told Nicholas, adding, “I can’t thank you enough for your service.”
Commenters had plenty of positive things to say about Nicholas. “A dying breed of extraordinary men,” one user wrote.