W.W.II vet thwarts attackers!!

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[SIZE=+2]80-year-old John Wayne fan puts attacker in hospital


[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]11:51 AM CST on Thursday, February 14, 2008

[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]By CHRIS HAWES / WFAA-TV[/SIZE]
WFAA-TV
The brothers may have planned to kill James Pickett, investigators say.

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Investigators say they were definitely going to rob him - possibly even kill him.
But an 80-year-old North Texan wasn't about to let that happen, so he took action.
One of the suspects is in the hospital and both are facing charges.
Two men obviously thought James Pickett, 80, was an easy target when they showed up at his home on Saturday with a knife.
"He just came through that door, stabbing and beating," said Pickett.
Captain Clint Pullin said it looked as though the men wanted to kill him.
But before you worry too much about Pickett, learn a bit more about him.
He's a WWII veteran, former firefighter and lifelong John Wayne devotee.
In short, even at 80, he is someone you just don't mess with.
What the men didn't know is Picket had taken a pistol and put it in his pocket before opening the door.
"He jumped and turned and I shot him," Picket said.
The two brothers, Paul and Holden Perry, ran but didn't get far before calling an ambulance.
A bullet just missed Paul Perry's spine.
"The only problem was I run out of bullets," Picket said.
A neighbor describes Picket as a "hero."
Worried about retribution, friends are sticking close.
Both brothers face assault, burglary and robbery charges.
Deputies assure James Pickett they aren't likely to get out of jail anytime soon but he isn't worried.
"I think I'm a ten times better shot than and he is... But they best not come back," he said.

E-mail chawes@wfaa.com.



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Fucking good for him!!!:clap::clap:
 
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Nice! I love stories like this.
It's estimated that each year about 1,000,000 Americans save their lives and prevent harm to others by presenting personal firearms towards attackers.

That doesn't mean they are all shot, but a lot of them arm :)

I don't answer my door without a firearm. I will either have a pistol behind the door while it's open or in my back pocket but sometimes I will have an AK-47 near by.
 

BIV

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This guy fucking rules. Good on him.
 

Legend of Snuka

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Nice!!!

This old codger was taking down nazi stormtroopers and japs back in the day. No two bit burglars are gonna scare him
 

THE FEZ MAN

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It's estimated that each year about 1,000,000 Americans save their lives and prevent harm to others by presenting personal firearms towards attackers.

That doesn't mean they are all shot, but a lot of them arm :)

I don't answer my door without a firearm. I will either have a pistol behind the door while it's open or in my back pocket but sometimes I will have an AK-47 near by.
same here, if your an un invited guest to my home, you can bet that theres a glock in my pocket. i live too far away from my neighbors for them to hear anything, or help.
 

Budyzir

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An armed citizen is a safe citizen.

NYC gun laws stink!
 
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I used to play on a pool team that had to play the team out at a VFW in Hood County. I'd bet money I've seen this crusty old bastard having a beer. The old men that live out in the areas around Dallas really are the coolest old men. There's quite a few out here like this guy.