77 year old thwarts would-be mugger: https://www.ctvnews.ca/lifestyle/plucky-pensioner-77-wards-off-would-be-mugger-with-boxing-jabs-1.4818361?cache=%3FclipId%3D373266
I still have my knockout punch if I need it! Good on him! Bum expected him to just hand it over?
There's a meme going around =
Don't pick fights with old people.
They are too tired to fight so they will just kill you.
That's my plan.
Do you know me? No? Then why are you messin' with me? Sumpin like that.
Just ain't gonna take....Crap..from other folks..
Good fer the ..Geezers..!
We had a very old well driller guy here in town...
One of the strongest men I have ever known..
But you would not knowit..by just lookin at him..
He had 3 would be muggers ..try to get him at a local gas staion...
He..all by miself...BEAT THE EVAH LIVIN CRAP...outa all 3..
As I recall he was pushing..80..years..
He was also...one of the ,..Kindest Men...that I EVAH met..n got to know...
Henry was just ah good soul..... :0)
Edited by - figmo59 on 02/20/2020 07:28:56
I liked the "bring it on" motion with his hand!
"... made off empty-handed."
Started off empty-headed.
Ive had a few close calls working in the low rent district. Once the agressor realizes its gonna be 6 on one,they get real mild. We've had several good laughs.
Good for him. Some people are just not going to let someone take their possessions. Of course there are other times that you best cooperate. A friend of mine was the manager of a bank when a guy came in and asked to cash a check. The teller said she could not cash the check and told him to see the manager who also looked at the check and said they could not cash it. The man pulled a pistol and my friend said, "would you still like that check cashed"? Ultimately they were all tied up with duct tape and the robber (and another accomplice who came in later) left only to be caught a couple of blocks away at a convenience store trying to spend pink money ..... the dye pack had exploded.
As an old geezer myself, I would also try to defend myself. Howeveer, be aware that some thugs desiring a quick and easy score may not be armed. I am reminded of Coach Johnny Majors grand niece Tessa Majors that was stabbed and murdered in NY by 14 year old thugs who just wanted her cell phone. This is why, if necessary, I would have to show a thug the reason I have a concealed carry permit. But only as a last resort. Never pull it unless you are prepared to use it. ...and spend hours/weeks explaining to the police and courts system why you thought it necessary to protect yourself.
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