SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey crossing guard is keeping drivers and pedestrians safe while also keeping them entertained.
Frank Bolger is a crossing guard in South Orange and he likes to bust a move, CBS2’s Meg Baker reports.
“Not bad for a 60-year-old white guy,” he said.
He taps and twirls at a busy intersection at Center Street and South Orange Avenue near Seton Hall University.
“You know every once and a while I’ll make a move and go ‘damn that’s pretty good.’ You know I didn’t realize I could do that. Because until I started this job, I never danced a day in my life,” he said.
Every day, Bolger is out there working up a sweat, and it’s great exercise. He has type 2 diabetes and said his job of 2 years is keeping him healthy.
“One of the ways you do it is don’t eat so much and get off your keester and work it out a little bit,” he said.
Students and neighbors can’t get enough of the action.
“He’s good for the environment, he makes me happy, he’s in good spirits,” Seton Hall University student Mike Bailey said.
“This is the first time I’ve seen him and I’m giving him an A for effort,” another student John Glincman said.
Glincman couldn’t help himself and joined in on the dancing.
“Dancing is something that comes to me naturally,” Bolger said.
Some female Seton Hall University students said Bolger is a better dancer than most of the college guys.
Bolger said he jams out to classic rock ‘n’ roll and Irish dance music.