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    Teenage punk with knife versus 84 year old Marine

    Kind of a new twist on Ro-Sham-Bo, dontcha think? Note to self: Don't screw with elderly Marines....

    http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_8716808?nclick_check=1

    Police: Teen makes mistake of trying to rob former U.S. Marine
    Bay City News Service
    Article Launched: 03/27/2008 10:39:20 AM PDT

    SANTA ROSA - A boy in his mid-teens learned Wednesday afternoon that it is not a good idea to try to rob a former U.S. Marine at knifepoint, even if the former Marine is 84 years old, police said today.

    Santa Rosa police Sgt. Steve Bair said that's what happened around 2 p.m. in the 1600 block of Fourth Street. The elderly man was walking with a grocery bag in each arm when the boy approached him with a large knife, Bair said.

    The boy said, "Old man, give me your wallet or I'll cut you," Bair said. The man told the boy he was a former Marine who fought in three wars and had been threatened with knives and bayonets, Bair said.

    The man then put his bags on the ground and told the boy that if he stepped closer he would be sorry. When the boy stepped closer, the man kicked him in the groin, knocking him to the sidewalk, Bair said. The ex-Marine picked up his grocery bags and walked home, leaving the boy doubled over, Bair said.

    The man reported the attempted robbery to police 45 minutes later.

    Bair said the teen is described only as 15 or 16 years old. Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Department.



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    Re: Teenage punk with knife versus 84 year old Marine

    There's been a lot of talk recently about NASA and reaching out to "Generation Y". I found the following parable amusing.

    Courtesy of NASA Watch

    A stunning senior moment
    A self-important college freshman attending a recent football game took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen sitting next to him why it was impossible for the older generation to understand his generation.
    'You grew up in a different world, actually an almost primitive one', the student said, loud enough for many of those nearby to hear. 'The young people of today grew up with television, jet planes, space travel, man walking on the moon. Our space probes have visited Mars. We have nuclear energy, ships and electric and hydrogen cars, cell phones , computers with light-speed processing ... and more.'
    After a brief silence, the senior citizen responded as follows:
    'You're right, son. We didn't have those things when we were young ... so we invented them. Now, you arrogant little s**t, what are you doing for the next generation?'
    The applause was amazing ...
    Any senior citizen gets auto-respect from me. I'm right with Brokaw, they are the "Greatest Generation" Growing up back in the day when you couldn't be a wussy. This punk learned the hard way why you should respect your elders. I only wish there was video of it.

    On a related note, anybody remember the story a while back about the massive manhunt for the guy in New York who robbed and beat up an old lady?


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    Re: Teenage punk with knife versus 84 year old Marine

    THAT IS AWESOME! I hope that kid had friends watching him try to rob an elderly man, then just get dominated.



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    Re: Teenage punk with knife versus 84 year old Marine

    Stories like this make my day!



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    Re: Teenage punk with knife versus 84 year old Marine

    This is just like the movie second hand lions, with the scene where the young punks try to beat up the old guy. Good movie, btw.



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    Re: Teenage punk with knife versus 84 year old Marine

    pwned!!!!



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    Re: Teenage punk with knife versus 84 year old Marine

    Teenage robber's reaction- "Oh my marbles!"

    Marines are tough. The kid will think twice about who he messes with next time, that is for sure.


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    Re: Teenage punk with knife versus 84 year old Marine

    Quote Originally Posted by superfan View Post
    On a related note, anybody remember the story a while back about the massive manhunt for the guy in New York who robbed and beat up an old lady?
    I think this is a still from security footage in the area




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    Re: Teenage punk with knife versus 84 year old Marine

    Quote Originally Posted by superfan View Post
    Any senior citizen gets auto-respect from me. I'm right with Brokaw, they are the "Greatest Generation" Growing up back in the day when you couldn't be a wussy. This punk learned the hard way why you should respect your elders. I only wish there was video of it.
    We are definetly a nation of wussies now. (Besides our men and women in uniform)


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    Re: Teenage punk with knife versus 84 year old Marine

    Quote Originally Posted by Landshark View Post
    We are definetly a nation of wussies now. (Besides our men and women in uniform)
    And this guy:





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