Don't pick a fight with an old man

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by crazeehorse, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. crazeehorse

    crazeehorse Member

    #1 Gun rule: 'Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he's too
    old to fight, he'll just kill you.'

    Well, here's the proof:

    The 71-year-old retired Marine who opened fire on two robbers at a
    Plantation, FL, sub shop late Wednesday, killing one and critically wounding the other, is described as John Lovell, a former pilot for two presidents. He doesn't drink, he doesn't smoke, he works out everyday. Lovell was a man of action Wednesday night. According to Plantation police, two masked gunmen came into the Subway at 1949 N. Pine Rd. Just after 11 p.m.
    There was a lone diner -- Lovell, who was finishing his meal. After robbing the
    cashier, the two men attempted to shove Lovell into a bathroom and rob him as
    well. They got his money. But then Lovell pulled his handgun, opened fire,
    shooting one of the thieves in the head and chest and the other in the head.

    When police arrived, they found one of the men in the shop. K-9 units found
    the other in the bushes of a nearby business. They also found cash strewn around the front of the sandwich shop according to Detective Robert Rettig of the Plantation Police Department.
    Both men were taken to Broward General Medical Center, where one, Donicio
    Arrindell, 22, of North Lauderdale died. The other, 21-year-old Frederick
    Gadson of Fort Lauderdale is in critical but stable condition.

    A longtime friend of Lovell was not surprised to hear what
    happened. ''He'd give you the shirt off his back, and he'd be mad if someone
    tried to take the shirt off your back,'' he said. Lovell worked as a pilot for the
    Marines, flying former Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B.
    Johnson. He later worked as a pilot for Pan Am and Delta. Lovell is not
    married and does not have children.

    He is not expected to be charged, authorities said ''He was in
    fear for his life,'' Rettig said. 'These criminals ought to realize that most
    men in their 70's have military backgrounds and aren't intimidated by
    idiots. The only thing he could be charged with is participating in an
    unfair fight. One 71 -year young Marine against two punks.

    Two head shots and one center-body-mass shot - good shooting!
    That'll teach them not to get between a Marine and his meal.

    Don't you just love a story with a happy ending?

  2. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Great story!

    I'm not a fan of capital punishment, except when administered on the spot, preferably by the intended victim of the assault. Good for him.
  3. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    blow the ba---ards away. the military have trained millions many ways to accomplish this. now the standards have been almost removed and gang members are being given passes. this is bad news.
  4. Gotta love Florida gun laws......
  5. TwoWalks

    TwoWalks Member

    Great Read :grin:

    Lets see, I am going to be mugged and shot by a criminal with a stolen gun. I have two options

    Let the punk shoot me because I obey the gun law
    Shoot the punk with an illegally carried fire arm

    I need to think about that one for awhile :confused: not really