79-Yr-Old Veteran Fends Off Gun Wielding Thief

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June 22, 2014 7:01am PST

As far as thieves go, you would think that picking on a white-haired, elderly man would be an easy target to rob, but one recent man was bound and determined not to become a victim. Even after his assailant brandished a gun, Marvin Lail – an Army veteran – fought tooth and nail to keep what was his.

According to the 79-year-old veteran, “He was really grabbing for my wallet, and in my mind, he was not going to get my wallet.” The entire incident was caught on camera as you see a hooded thug scope out his target before slowly making his way in.

(See also: Veteran Clerk Suspended After he Pulls Gun On Armed Thief)

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Being trained in hand-to-hand combat, Lail, instead of giving in, decided to fight back against the merciless thug. “I went around to the back of the car, and he kept trying to get the wallet, and showed me the big gun,” Lail recalled.

The veteran continued saying, “He showed it to me and said, ‘I got a gun!’ I said, ‘You’re going to have to kill me to get my money!’” Needless to say, it just wasn’t worth that kind of trouble for the would-be thief and he eventually high-tailed it out of there.

Police are still looking for the attacker and explain they need witnesses to come forward as they can’t make out any details via the surveillance footage. What do you guys think of this – incredibly brave or stupid? Give this vet a shout out in the comments below.

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