Video: Elderly Man Uses Cane To Defend Against Pickpocket

Video: Elderly Man Uses Cane To Defend Against Pickpocket

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    Video: Elderly Man Uses Cane To Defend Against Pickpocket

    I thought some might like to see how this man's encounter actually transpired. No sense in me critiquing his performance. Clearly he was up for his exam. Welcome to the D.

    72-year-old man uses cane to fight off pickpocket in Grosse Pointe Farms | News - Home

    For those unfamiliar with the area Grosse Pointe Farms and it sister cities are surrounded by the City of Detroit proper. Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    "Jones said he was just messing around". Mean old man can't take a joke.
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    Best quote from the video - priceless.

    This 72 year old [man] has a bad back, weak knees, and a torn rotator cuff and he was still able to outfight this young punk.
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    Go team! Never be a good little victim!


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    That old man handled him self well. He didn't freeze but reacted instantly which foiled initial attempt to lift his wallet. He bought time when he blustered the bad guy back away from himself. He reassessed the situation. He decided he was over matched. When the threat planted his feet he thought there would be another attempt. He decided to get help and went into the bank - a really good defensive choice actually. He provided evidence when he pointed the guy out to the bank lady who was on the phone to the police so they had what they needed to arrest the crook. The video will make it a slam dunk.

    The pity is that it's a first offense so I suspect it won't be much of a sentence if the criminal is willing to take a plea and save the bankrupt city the cost of a trial.

    That old man has remarkable presence of mind under pressure.

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    He will get a slap on his hand,suspended sentence, and out on the streets within 20 minutes. Our Judicial System SUCKS!!!!!!!
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    Good for him! Punk will be off the streets, at least for awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad426 View Post
    "Jones said he was just messing around". Mean old man can't take a joke.
    Lying SOB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exacto View Post
    Lying SOB.
    Me or Jones? Because I DID NOT eat the last Moon Pie, no matter what my wife says.
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    Good result, but he needs a better cane. Those aluminum things will fold in half at the first whack.
    Something in oak, maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nontechguy View Post
    Good result, but he needs a better cane. Those aluminum things will fold in half at the first whack.
    Something in oak, maybe.
    An assault cane?

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    hey, not a bad idea. TactiCane!! made with carbon fiber/fiberglass for toughness, strength, light. Could include a few self defense gadgets, maybe a spring loaded blade that pops out the end. and a pepper spray cannister in the shaft.
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    Good job to the 72yr old Vet. Sound tactical decisions on his part. Poor victim selection process by the wanna-be bg.

    I use a cane to walk out of necessity, therefore I chose a cane that is functional both as a cane and as a defensive weapon.
    I do not use an aluminum cane. Mine looks like any other cane you might buy at Wally World, but is 2.5lbs of stainless steel tubing. I also train with it regularly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nontechguy View Post
    Good result, but he needs a better cane. Those aluminum things will fold in half at the first whack.
    Something in oak, maybe.
    Something in 30cal oak I would say.
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    Great outcome. It was wonderful seeing someone take up for themselves and seeing the bad guy get caught.
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