Who doesn’t love a good, punk beat-down story?
Especially when the punk is trying to mug an 84 year old man. And the 84 year old is a former Marine:
Santa Rosa police Sgt. Steve Bair said that’s what happened around 2 p.m. in the 1600 block of Fourth Street. The elderly man was walking with a grocery bag in each arm when the boy approached him with a large knife, Bair said.
The boy said, “Old man, give me your wallet or I’ll cut you,” Bair said. The man told the boy he was a former Marine who fought in three wars and had been threatened with knives and bayonets, Bair said.
The man then put his bags on the ground and told the boy that if he stepped closer he would be sorry. When the boy stepped closer, the man kicked him in the groin, knocking him to the sidewalk, Bair said. The ex-Marine picked up his grocery bags and walked home, leaving the boy doubled over, Bair said.
The man reported the attempted robbery to police 45 minutes later.
The “boy” was described as 15 or 16 years old, and I’m guessing it will hurt for him to pee for awhile. I hope this little incident helps steer him away from a life of crime.
Hat tip: Crime Scene KC
Correction: This Local CBS affiliate says that the man was a retired Army paratrooper. You can watch his interview, here.
How lucky are we?! Two punk beat down story’s in one day! This time a trio of punks tries to rob a martial arts expert….with predictable results:
Three people who tried to rob a 42-year-old man in Bradenton early this morning may wish they had chosen a different target.
Two men and a woman approached a man in the parking lot of Health Care America, 3600 Cortez Road W., just after midnight, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said. The woman pointed a handgun at him and demanded his jewelry.
The man, who is a tae kwon do expert, pushed the gun away and kicked the woman in the face before fleeing across a street to a Shell gas station to call 911, deputies said.
Again, thanks to Crime Scene KC