Gun-packing man, 65, fights off 5 thugs

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    Thumbs up Gun-packing man, 65, fights off 5 thugs

    http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbc.../71227025/1086

    "ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Central Florida man who collects cash for parking at a church fought off five armed men who had ambushed him and demanded cash.

    The 65-year-old victim, who did not want to be identified, said he was collecting cash in the Parramore area before an Orlando Magic basketball game when someone put a gun to his head.

    He noticed that that he was surrounded by four other men as well.

    The man said he pretended to reach into his jacket for cash but instead pulled out his hidden gun and opened fire.

    The men fled during the shooting and it was not known if any of them were hit by bullets.

    The victim said he had a permit for the concealed weapon.

    He said he has been a victim of crime before.

    "A couple of years ago, eight teens attacked me with a pipe trying to rob me," the man said.

    Anyone with information concerning the crime is urged to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS."

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    Nice play!

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    Glad it turned out like it did.

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    Wow - good for him - it pays to carry concealed - proof yet again.
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    way to go!

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    Lock that man up! He has no business endangering 5 of our young people. Bloody Americans and their 2nd amendment.
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    Okay, I'm done now. Good for the old guy, hopefully a couple of the dirtbags get picked up seeking medical treatment..Or die of infection, either way works for me.
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    I just LOVE stories like this. Too bad these kinds of stories never make it past the local news.
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    This just in...

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    Nothing like Downtown Orlando to spice up your night.

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    Good for him! That's not a good area either, near/around Paramore.

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    When will criminals learn not to mess with old guys?

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    Could it be...Church Guy (with an attitude and a piece)?
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