Monday, August 15, 2011

85-year-old punches robber in the face

Illinois - While Edward Alexander was watering his front lawn a would-be robber pointed a gun at the 85-year-old and told him to give it up. Alexander knocked away the pistol and punched the man in the face, hobbling the bad guy, who ran away - but not before the pistol went off and a bullet hit Alexander in the leg. From his hospital bed the retired probation officer of 32 years says he has no regrets. “You’ve got to make a stand one way or the other in life,” he said from his room at Advocate Trinity Hospital. “And if you don’t you’ll be run over.” “I hope I’m prepared next time,” he joked to a friend visiting at the hospital. “Prepared to send them to the morgue.”  More

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