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The San Diego Highwayman

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The San Diego Highwayman

Thomas Weller, a.k.a. “The San Diego Highwayman” has been rescuing people stranded on the side of the road for 48 years.

When he was 16 years old, he drove his car into a ditch. A man came along and rescued him, asking only that Thomas pay it forward one day.

Since that time, Weller has rescued thousands of people who were stranded in one way or another. Weller hands them a card that says “You don’t owe me a thing. I’ve been there too. Someone once helped me out, just the way I’m helping you. If you really want to pay me back, here’s what you do: don’t let the chain of love end with you.

Back in August of 2011, Weller’s famous rescue car “Beulah” was totaled during a rescue. The remains of his prized car still sat in his back yard. Since the launch of this film, we've been able to raise more than $12,000 to help Thomas and a donor has come forward and fixed Beulah. 


Director | DP | Editor: Brent Foster
Second Cinematographer: Gerald Mabee
Audio and Production: Tammy Foster