This is a discussion on Score One For US Seniors (No Guns Involved)BUT-Must see perps Picture :) within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Knife-wielding burglar bruised and battered by 72-year-old retired boxer...
I think this is an older story and it's also in England. I am totally surprised the old gent was not arrested for assault considering how the Brits love their bloody criminals. Still though, it has a good outcome, thankfully. Knife wielding thug who unknowingly assaulted a guy who knew how to fight while unarmed. It could have been worse.
Here in the states, the intruder may have run across someone with a gun and there would have been a death sentence instead of just 4 measly years in jail.
Last edited by JoJoGunn; August 11th, 2013 at 09:31 PM.
"A Smith & Wesson always beats 4 aces!"
The Man Prayer. "Im a man, I can change, if I have to.....I guess!" ~ Red Green
So folks are well "armed" with just their arms.
Retired USAF E-8. Lighten up and enjoy life because:
Paranoia strikes deep, into your heart it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... "For What It's Worth" Buffalo Springfield
The only problem is that it seems to have happened in the UK. Given the legal climate there, I'm surprised that the homeowner wasn't charged with assault for using excessive force. After all, he only would have been cut a little bit by the thug, and the police wouldn't have taken more than fifteen or twenty minutes to respond.
Hey....wait....this can't be a real story. There are knife control laws in the UK. They passed legistlation in 1953, 1959, 1988, 1996, 1997. It is currently illegal to carry a folding pocket knife with a three inch blade that locks in place in the UK....SURELY that means that knives are no longer used in violent crimes in the UK.
McCalium really put a beating on Corti’s hands with his face.
When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."
Too bad the retired boxer didn't make that maggot eat his own knife.
Firing a suppressed is on my Bucket List.
I'm just a spoke in the wheel but not a big deal.
America...a Constitutional Republic. NOT a democracy as the liberals would have us believe.
That is awesome. That ol guy looks tough as nails.
'Clinging to my guns and religion
Good stuff! The old timer needs to register those fists as lethal weapons now!
“When they come--stay calm. It's a cannon!!!!!!!"
Good for him, I hope he didn't hurt his hands
“You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”
― Robert A. Heinlein,
Well, well. A judge in the U.K. actually judging violent crime as criminal, and refusing to attempt justifying any claim that the victim (defender) was to blame in any way, shape or form. At least some sanity is returning, apparently.Originally Posted by From the article
"Aggravated burglary," though? He came at the guy with a knife with manifest intent to kill. Why in the name of all the saints wasn't the charge Attempted Murder?? And they wonder why these cretins laugh at "the law" and just keep doing what they do. Knife laws didn't stop the felon; he just ignored that ban. Murder/robbery laws didn't stop the felon; he tried it anyway, believing full well he'd get a slap on the wrist and the person attempting to stop him would get jailed for the attempt.
I think the whooping was more effective than the sentence.
The police photo of the guy having taken a butt whoopin is classic!!!! +1 for the retired boxer...he's still got it!!
Know Guns, Know Safety, Know Peace.
No Guns, No Safety, No Peace.
Guns are like sex and air...its no big deal until YOU can't get any.