Mess with a marine

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    Mess with a marine

    This "old" man showed these punks,lol. Found this on the USCCA newsletter

    THEY PICKED THE WRONG DUDE TO ROB!
    found at: biblicalevangelist.org and written by: Dr. Robert L. Sumner

    Recently a couple of masked thugs - Donicio Arrindell, age 22, and Frederick Gadson, age 21 - decided to rob a Subway Sandwich Shop in Plantation (FL), a little town of about 5,000 due west of Fort Lauderdale, just off I-595. It looked like a safe time, shortly before midnight and only one patron was dining at a table, an elderly gentleman.

    After cleaning out the cash register, the hoods decided the old man finishing his meal would be easy pickings, too, and herded him into the men's room where they helped themselves to his wallet. What they didn't know was that this "old man" was John Lovell, an ex-Marine who had served as pilot for two Presidents, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, and was a gentleman who not only had a Second Amendment right to bear arms, he knew how to use them.

    Although 71-years of age, Lovell works out at the gym every day, doesn't smoke or use alcohol, and remains very adept at handling himself. After they got his money, the ex-Marine pulled out his business piece and opened fire, hitting both men - each in the head and one in the chest. When police arrived they found one sprawled on the floor and the other one the K-9 dogs found hiding outside in the bushes. Both were taken to the Broward General Medical Center, where Arrindell died and Gadson remained in critical but stable condition at the time of this writing.

    As Police Detective Bob Rettig explained, "These criminals ought to realize that most men in their 70s have military backgrounds and aren't intimidated by idiots. Something tells me this old Marine wasn't 'in fear' even though his life was definitely at risk ... And he better not be charged! More like rewarded." Then he added, "The only thing he could be charged with is partaking in an unfair fight - one 71-year-young Marine against two punks." Authorities verified he would not be charged, but no mention was made of a reward.

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    Any relation to Jim Lovell of Apollo 13?
    It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.

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    Bravo, this is priceless!!!!!!
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    Sounds like some really good shooting. I wonder what he was carrying? Whatever the details, I'm glad he came out of it ok and I'm glad those criminals got more than they were bargaining for.
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    This is priceless... But I did not know that Florida is 5,000 miles or so east to west.
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    Ya gotta love stories like these - priceless.
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    a little town of about 5,000 due west of Fort Lauderdale, just off I-595.


    This is priceless... But I did not know that Florida is 5,000 miles or so east to west.
    I'm thinking that the 5,000 would be the population of the town, not the miles..
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    A sharp salute to him!

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    good for him. Always nice to see the good guys come out ok.

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    This is old news from last fall or early winter.
    I was posted here at that time when it was current.

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    Another one for the good guys...

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    This just in...

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    Sounds like some really good shooting. I wonder what he was carrying?
    Since he was "old" and a Marine, my guess would be the one and only 1911. I've never hear this story before, and my thanks for posting.
    This is old news from last fall or early winter.
    I was posted here at that time when it was current.
    Your point being??

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    It's good to read even if it's a recycled thread... He's still got it.

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    Ex Marine ??? Former Marine ???
    I thought it was "once a Marine ,always a Marine, Semper Fi

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