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Offline Norm

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the thing about old men
« on: February 29, 2012, 06:11:57 am »
Just got a fwd from Elvin Williams about 2 guys trying
to hold up a veteran....surprise to them as he pulled out
his gun and shot them! Killed one and the other in critical
condition !
  It said something about old men don't fight....they just
shoot you !   (hmmm ? )
 Any way I sent it to Tom...which he already had.....I didn't
know how to put it on the board.
Maybe he can.
Norm.

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Re: the thing about old men
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 08:06:32 am »
Gotta love the concealed hand gun law!
Retired Marine and former Pan Am/Delta Pilot John Lovell is Top Gun at Subway Sandwich Shop

Plantation, Florida:
Last week police were called to investigate an attempted armed robbery: The 71-year-old retired Marine who opened fire on two robbers at a Plantation, Florida, Subway shop late Wednesday, killing one and critically wounding the other, is described as John Lovell, a former helicopter pilot for two presidents. He doesn't drink, he doesn't smoke, and he works out every day. Mr. Lovell was a man of action Wednesday night.



According to Plantation police, two masked gunmen came into the Subway at1949 N. Pine Rd. Just after 11 p.m. There was a lone diner, Mr. Lovell, who was finishing his meal. After robbing the cashier, the two men attempted to shove Mr. Lovell into a bathroom and rob him as well. They got his money, but then Mr. Lovell pulled his handgun and opened fire. He shot 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 the 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.

Mr. Lovell was a pilot in the Marine Corps, flying former Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He later worked as a pilot for Pan Am and Delta Airlines.

He is not expected to be charged authorities said. ''He was in fear for his life,'' Detective Rettig said, "These criminals ought to realize that most men in their 70's have military backgrounds and aren't intimidated by idiots."

Something tells me this old Marine wasn't 'in fear for his life', even though his life was definitely at risk. 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.

Outstanding shooting! That'll teach them not to get between a Marine and his meal.

Florida law allows eligible citizens to carry a concealed weapon. Don't you just love a story with a happy ending?






Old people don't fight, they just shoot you.

Will take time to add the photos but the story stands fine without them.

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Re: the thing about old men
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 08:38:44 am »
Wooo-Whoooo......seven more years and I can go eat at Subway.....looking forward to that!!   ;D

Let us hear it for the old people???  My heart feels proud!!!  Go "Grey Hairs", Go!!!!

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Re: the thing about old men
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 06:47:06 am »
   Norm/Tom:  I for one do love a story with a happy ending.  One thing that quite often comes along with
grey hair is experience.  That was one marine with a lot of experience, used it well.
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Re: the thing about old men
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 09:37:30 am »
Never been a robber or thief but if I was I would be very careful who I messed with because any little old grey haired granny can carry a force multiplier that would end your career.

Whats that old saying?

"God made men and Samuel Colt made them equal"?

I ain't no 70 year old ex Marine but tomorrow I become a 61 year old ex grunt and former top squad "shooter" with a gun within easy reach at all times. I can't sustain a physical fight these days but I can still use the original point and click interface quite accurately. :o 8)

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Re: the thing about old men
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2012, 05:01:44 pm »
Happy Birthday Tom.

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Re: the thing about old men
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 05:04:23 pm »
   Rover is quick.  Make your day special Tom.
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Re: the thing about old men
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2012, 05:05:34 pm »
tomorrow I become a 61 year old ex grunt and former top squad "shooter"

You better hurry up, I'm catching you!

Happy birthday you grumpy old bugger :)

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Re: the thing about old men
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 08:38:12 pm »
61 ...eh ?

that makes you just about eligible for the latest Hollywood blockbuster ......

talk to the script writers ...get a Percentage ....ignore the fee....easy :)

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Re: the thing about old men
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2012, 08:47:04 am »
Happy Birthday!
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Re: the thing about old men
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2012, 09:01:02 am »
Its not 'older', its just 'more experienced' !
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Re: the thing about old men
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2012, 10:15:21 am »
Happy Birthday Tom!

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Re: the thing about old men
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2012, 09:17:32 am »
Happy Birthday Tom......Heh heh  (cackle) yep remember back in '92 when I was a
young'n like you !
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Re: the thing about old men
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2012, 09:22:14 am »
Ahh we don't grow old, we just get bigger more expensive toys and hobbies
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Re: the thing about old men
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2012, 09:29:42 am »
Elderly men think fast !!!!!

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An elderly man in Louisiana had owned a large farm for several years. 

He had a large pond in the back. It was properly shaped for swimming, so he fixed it up nice with picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some apple, and peach  trees.

One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he hadn't been there for a while, and look it over.

He grabbed a five-gallon bucket  to bring back some fruit.

As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee.   

As he came closer, he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his pond. 

He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end.

One of the women shouted to him, 'we're not coming out until you leave!' 

The old man frowned, 'I didn't come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked.'

Holding the bucket up he said,
'I'm here to feed the alligator...'

Some old men can still think fast.
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