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GOOD: Man, 81, fights robber with pan, pitchfork

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    Exclamation GOOD: Man, 81, fights robber with pan, pitchfork

    ExSoldier's note: Although no firearms were involved in the action, I believe it demonstrates the requirement for proper mindset!

    upi. ^ | April 14, 2011

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - An 81-year-old Florida man said he used a pan full of fried potatoes and a pitchfork to fight off an armed robber he found in his home.

    Bobby Smith of Jacksonville said he was working in his garden about 11 a.m. Saturday when his caretaker, Luvina Sones, 65, came out and said there was someone inside the house, The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union reported Thursday.

    Smith said he went into his kitchen and discovered a man standing next to his oven with a gun in one hand and stolen items, including ID cards and a plastic bag of money, in the other.

    The octogenarian said the robber shoved him to the ground and took his wallet.

    "I grabbed the frying pan and hit him upside the head. I knocked his teeth out ... and he went to the floor," Smith said. "There was a pitchfork about 6 feet away ... [and] I stuck him."

    Smith said the robber fled the home, "bleeding on the way out."

    "I was angry; I was upset; and I was as mad as all outdoors," Smith said Wednesday. "If I'd had my gun, like I normally would have, I would have shot him because he was in my home. I don't like people hurting my family or my home."

    Police said a K-9 dog discovered the stolen wallet had been dropped near the home.
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    Good for him.
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    To old to take an ass whipping we just have to kill ya......... good on Mr.Smith. Sorry about his loss of the pan full of homefries.
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    Too bad it wasn't a cast iron frying pan. It would have knocked the BG out if not killed him.

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    OK,,,

    I love the old dude.!!!

    With that said,

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    I grabbed the frying pan and hit him upside the head. I knocked his teeth out ... and he went to the floor," Smith said. "There was a pitchfork about 6 feet away ... [and] I stuck him."

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    I love that, "and he went to the floor".
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    WHAT THE H. E. DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS IS HE DOIN' WITH A PITCHFORK IN THE KITCHEN?????????

    Either way,, Glad it was there, and glad they're safe!



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    Can you just see the BG when he gets home and tries to explain to Mrs. BG that he needs new teeth and a couple plugs!
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    Can’t help wondering what he had been doing with the pitchfork prior to the attack. Had he been using it to clean out some stalls or for spreading some very natural fertilizer the BG may have a very nasty infection to go with his missing teeth.
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    I'm thinking that he brought the pitchfork in when he came in from gardening.
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    I guess one can say that the dirtbag got 'forked over'...
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    Maybe the old guy was an "old school" farmer-type who seems to be very adept at using unusual weapons in self defense.

    Kudos to him for quick thinking and action. It doesn't take much to look around a home and find all sorts of things that
    can be pressed into service for puttin' a whoopin' up on someone.
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    The 'update' interview states that the dirtbag was caught...
    Does that now mean that the taxpayers will have to fix his teeth?
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    The guy looks far better than his much younger care giver. Good on him for handling the perp.
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    I thought it was the start of a new reality show "Gladiators the Golden Years"
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