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Man who helped Chiefs player get car out of the snow got an amazing prize

Meet the real Dave who pulled Chiefs Jeff Allen from the snow

AFC Championship tickets are awaiting David Cochran who stopped to help Jeff Allen when Allen's vehicle got stuck in the snow on Saturday while he was headed to Arrowhead Stadium.
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AFC Championship tickets are awaiting David Cochran who stopped to help Jeff Allen when Allen's vehicle got stuck in the snow on Saturday while he was headed to Arrowhead Stadium.

Thanks to the snow storm, a number of people likely had trouble getting to work on Saturday — including Chiefs offensive lineman Jeff Allen.

Allen made it to Arrowhead Stadium in time for the AFC divisional playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts thanks to a Good Samaritan named Dave.

Now Allen is asking for the public’s help in finding Dave, because Allen wants to repay the favor.

The prize for lending a helping hand? Tickets to the AFC Championship Game next week.

Not bad, right?

Here is what Allen tweeted shortly before midnight:

“My car got stuck in the snow before the game & a nice guy named Dave help pull me out without knowing I was a player. I want to give him tickets to the AFC championship game for helping but don’t have a way to contact him. He drove a 97 or 98 Black Suburban. Pls RT

So where are you Dave? Your prize awaits.

Allen was asked why he didn’t get Dave’s phone number.

He wrote: “I did that that’s how I got his name but before I saved his # in my phone someone called and I answered. After I finished the call the number was gone. Things were a little hectic and I was running late for the game. Sorry I didn’t handle the situation the way you would like”

UPDATE: Allen found his Dave, and you can listen to his story above.

He tweeted this:

“Update: Despite the recent influx in people changing their name to Dave in the KC area lol, I was actually able to track down the Dave that helped me thanks to the power of social media and #ChiefsKindgom. Thanks for your kindness @Davidco59434183

David Cochran tweeted: “Look all I try to do is survive and live life one day at a time and I love to go all out to try to help ppl”

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From covering the World Series to the World Cup, Pete has done a little bit of everything since joining The Star in 1997. He writes about baseball and has a quirky blog that augments The Star’s coverage of area teams.
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