Elderly vigilante former marines take out the trash

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Two separate incidents in the same day:

A retired United States Marine disrupted a robbery in progress when he shot two men who attempted to rob a Subway sandwich shop, fatally wounding one of them, police said.

According to Plantation police, two armed men barged into the Subway at 1949 Pine Island Road shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday, demanding money from the employee behind the counter. When they tried to force John Lovell into the bathroom, he pulled out a gun and shot both men, police said.

Lovell, 71, was the lone customer at the time. Police said he had a concealed weapons permit.
http://www.local10.com/news/13585335/detail.html

Bill Barnes says he was scratching off a losing $2 lottery ticket inside a gas station when he felt a hand slip into his front-left pants pocket, where he had $300 in cash.

He immediately grabbed the person's wrist with his left hand and started throwing punches with his right, landing six or seven blows before a store manager intervened.

"I guess he thought I was an easy mark," Barnes, 72, told The Grand Rapids Press for a story Tuesday.

He's anything but an easy mark: Barnes served in the Marines, was an accomplished Golden Gloves boxer and retired after 20 years as an iron worker.

Jesse Daniel Rae, 27, was arraigned Monday in Rockford District Court on one count of unarmed robbery.
http://www.abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=3318450

(watch the store video!)
edit: looks like they took it down, it was just to the right of his picture. He grabs the guy's arm, then takes his free hand and starts pounding his face. The guy covers his face and tries to get away, and so he starts working his kidneys instead. :rofl:

 
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An older story, from a few months ago:

EX-MARINE, 70, KILLS TOUR THUG

February 23, 2007 -- A retired 70-year-old Marine killed a mugger with his bare hands after a tour bus of U.S. senior citizens was held up in the Costa Rican city of Limon, authorities said yesterday.

The retiree squeezed the 20-year-old mugger in a headlock, broke his clavicle and choked him, police said.
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Not an old guy, but hilarious nonetheless:

HELEN, Ga. - A former Marine killed a bear with a single blow — by tossing a log at its head.

The bear had snatched the family's cooler from their campsite in a national forest in northern Georgia. The 300-pound black bear was taking its loot back into the woods when Chris Everhart's 6-year-old son threw a shovel at it.

Everhart says the bear started charging, so he grabbed the first thing he could find, which happened to be a log from the family's firewood.

Everhart lobbed the chunk of wood, hitting the bear in the head and killing it.

"(I) threw it at it and it happened to hit the bear in the head," Everhart said. "I thought it just knocked it out but it actually ended up killing the bear."

The close call earned Everhart bragging rights — and a ticket. Park authorities say he didn't properly secure his campsite.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19374624/
 

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Just goes to show you ...

not as lean ... twice as mean ... STILL a Marine is as applicable as ever. Hats off and semper fi to these jarheads.
 

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I love your name and your picture, both quite funny :D

Two separate incidents in the same day:



http://www.local10.com/news/13585335/detail.html



http://www.abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=3318450

(watch the store video!)
edit: looks like they took it down, it was just to the right of his picture. He grabs the guy's arm, then takes his free hand and starts pounding his face. The guy covers his face and tries to get away, and so he starts working his kidneys instead. :rofl:

 

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