72 year old former Marine pummels 27 year old pickpocket June 27, 2007Posted by daveintexas in Current Events.
UPDATE: Video at Hot Air
I’m starting to think all former Marines should wear a badge or something so people (and bears) would know not to screw with them.
Bill Barnes was standing in a convenience store in Grand Rapids Michigan and scratching off a losing $2 lottery ticket when he felt a hand reach inside his front left pocket. In that pocket he had about $300 in cash. He grabbed the thief’s left hand and started pummeling him with his right, landing six or seven punches before the store manager intervened (to save the dumb asses life I’m thinkin).
27 year old Jessie Daniel Rae has been arraigned on one count of unarmed robbery.
Barnes served in the Marines, was an accomplished Golden Gloves boxer, and is a retired iron worker. Robbing him was a bad idea.
“I guess I acted on instinct,” said Barnes
I’m thinking his instinct was extremely pissed off.
The store manager came around to help Barnes subdue Rae, until the police arrived.
Barnes can still throw a punch. “There was blood everywhere,” said another manager on duty, Abby Ostrom, 25.
He said he’d do the same thing again if faced with the same situation. Why?
“I wouldn’t want my wife to give me hell for lettin’ that guy get my money,” he said with a smile.
Killing bears with logs. Kicking the ass of a punk more than 40 years younger.
These guys are dangerous.