Topic: Finally some good news

After all the terrible tragic news we've been seeing lately, here's one that I just loved.
From Science Daily:


Ex-Marine, 72, pummels pickpocket, 27
MUSKEGON, Mich., June 27 (UPI) -- A 72-year-old former U.S. Marine and Golden Gloves boxing runner-up bloodied a 27-year-old man who allegedly tried to pick his pocket in a Michigan store.

Bill Barnes told police he had just come from an ATM with $300 tucked in his left pocket when he stopped at a Muskegon, Mich., gas station to buy a lottery ticket Friday.

As he was scratching the ticket, he said he felt something in his pocket, and he reacted by grabbing the man's arm and then raining down a flurry of punches with his other arm.

Store manager Bill Dutcher tried to intervene, and the grappling trio ended up outside, where Dutcher pinned the dazed and bleeding suspect on the ground.

A 27-year-old suspect was arraigned Monday on one count of unarmed robbery, a 15-year felony, the Muskegon Chronicle reported.

Barnes told the newspaper he's not afraid to tangle with almost anyone, except one person.

"I wouldn't want my wife to give me hell for letting that guy get my money," he said.

I say good for you guy!

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that'll teach that whippersnapper!!!

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ya, u never hear good news,

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I just love when these punks try to pick on the elderly and they just pick the wrong ones.  There was another a while back with an elderly woman in a wheelchair.  The guy tried to take her necklace, but she had just come from shooting practice and had her gun; shot him in the leg.  Some people are starting to fight back and I say good for them.

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glad to hear!

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thats funny!!! There was an article about this in my local paper as well !  Fuk em up Barnes !!!!

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We had a guy like that down at my college.  An old guy kept having someone break into his home and one day he got a rifle out and shot the guy.  It was a drunk college kid.  And the rifle was small and not deadly so nothing bad happened to the kid

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that's a Marine for you...old ones are the best.  Still trying to prove that they're one up on the youth of america.

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DeathbyHighKick wrote:

that's a Marine for you...old ones are the best.  Still trying to prove that they're one up on the youth of america.

ya but it was an ex-marine that killed Dimebag Darell (guitarist for pantera and damage plan for those who dont know) so im still pissed at the marines, and i just really dont like the military in general.