A boy in his mid-teens learned Wednesday afternoon that it is not a good idea to try to rob a former U.S. Marine at knifepoint, even if the former Marine is 84 years old, police said today.
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.
En enkelt fejl i artiklen er, at røveren ikke alene blev sparket i bollerne, men også i tænderne, bare sådan for en ordens skyld.
Desuden den ældre herre ikke tidligere Marine, men faldskærmssoldat. Ikke at det gjorde den store forskel for teenageren, som nu er eftersøgt. Han vil formentlig kunne kendes på sin haltende og foroverbøjede gangart og løse fortænder.
Det påtænkte offer er 81 år gammel!
Et interview med ham kan ses her. Se det endeligt.
Den slags historier kan redde hele ens dag!
(via Tim Blair og Hot Air.)