Blind man in Beechview uses kitchen pot to ward off attackers

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    Blind man in Beechview uses kitchen pot to ward off attackers

    Didn't see this when I used the search,


    Gotta' love the old guys fortitude and thinking to shouting out someone elses name,

    Blind man in Beechview uses kitchen pot to ward off attackers - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Two men posing as gas company workers robbed a blind, 71-year-old man in his Beechview home early today before the man fought them off with a kitchen pot, Pittsburgh police said.
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    I love this line in the article:
    "Robbery detectives urged residents to check the identification of utility workers before allowing them into their homes."

    Ummm...so...are utility workers issued IDs with Braille these days?

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    A kitchen pot. Hmmmm.

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    Loooong time ago there was a story out of California. It was in the papers, so I assume (and you know what that means) it was true.

    A guy was waiting for a bus and as two cops approached put a set of num-chucks in his pocket. Num-chucks are illegal in California. The cops told him "Give us when you have in your pocket." Well, the man whipped them out and struck at the cops. They, of course, beat the poor guy senseless.

    It turned out that the guy was blind and the "num-chucks" were a folding cane. He had been told to strike out at anybody that demanded he turn over his personal belongings under the assumption that said assailant would flee. The cops, not knowing that he was blind, rightfully protected themselves from an attack by a suspect.

    Blind man sued. Don't know the outcome.

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    I spent a good part of my life growing up in Beechview. That's where I witnessed my first murder.

    When I was about 8 years old, I walked to the grocery store with my mother and as we were leaving a guy was gunned down via drive by. Great neighborhood.

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