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KhorneliusPraxx
3/28/2008 11:04am,
84-Year-Old Ruins Would-Be Robber's Day
By MARY CALLAHAN
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

A youthful delinquent perhaps duped by his target’s elderly appearance chose the wrong victim for a would-be robbery when he threatened an 84-year-old man with a knife and demanded his wallet Wednesday afternoon, Santa Rosa Police said.

The victim, rather than cower, put down some grocery bags he was toting and informed his assailant he was a former U.S. Marine who had fought in three wars and been threatened by knives and bayonets before, police said.

He then told the teen he’d be sorry if he came any closer. He proved it when the boy stepped toward him and was kicked in the groin, police said.

The boy, estimated at 15 or 16 years old, was left doubled over on the sidewalk there on Fourth Street near Talbot Avenue around 1:15 p.m., police said.

The victim, whose name was not released, went to the Police Department about 45 minutes later and reported the incident, police said.

His assailant remained at large Thursday morning, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at

543-3693 or 543-3631.


:spanky:

partyboy
3/28/2008 11:13am,
teh deadly marine technique...

DerAuslander
3/28/2008 11:15am,
That man is my hero.

Nomination for Badass of the Month!

Lu Tze
3/28/2008 11:16am,
Seconded.

KhorneliusPraxx
3/28/2008 11:31am,
Jik Tek to the Nut Sack!!!

DerAuslander
3/28/2008 11:37am,
I knew you'd say that.

Odacon
3/28/2008 12:27pm,
Semper fi old man, Semper fi.

It is Fake
3/28/2008 12:30pm,
He then told the teen he’d be sorry if he came any closer. He proved it when the boy stepped toward him and was kicked in the groin, police said.HAhahaha.

This beautiful. Straight out of a movie.

Knave
3/28/2008 12:50pm,
Greetings.

Not that I doubt the validity of this story or anything...but were there any witnesses? It seems pretty easy for an old man to go to a police station and report an incident in whatever way makes him seem the most (believably) badass.

KhorneliusPraxx
3/28/2008 1:03pm,
don't try to ruin this for us.