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This is from the New York Post...enjoy! I did when I read it!
EX-MARINE, 70, KILLS TOUR THUG
By BRIGITTE WILLIAMS-JAMES and JOE LOPEZ, Post Wire Services
February 23, 2007 -- A retired 70-year-old Marine killed a mugger with his bare hands after a tour bus of U.S. senior citizens was held up in the Costa Rican city of Limon, authorities said yesterday.
The retiree squeezed the 20-year-old mugger in a headlock, broke his clavicle and choked him, police said.
The thief's two accomplices, who were armed, fled as other retirees on the bus started defending themselves. The group then drove the unconscious mugger to a local Red Cross clinic, where he was declared dead.
Local police named the former Marine as Allan Clady, but could not say where in the United States he resides.
The 12 tourists involved in the incident on Wednesday were on a stopover from the Carnival Cruise ship Liberty.
Local Police Chief Luis Hernandez said no one would be charged in the incident. "They were in their right to defend themselves," he said
Yeah, it was in the news here a few days ago or last week, I believe. Kawawa naman yung 20 year old mugger. Ang bata pa niya pa ra mamamtay.. LOL!! It would really be amazing if the family sues the 70 year year old for excessive use of force !! After all 70 yr old people should not be able to defend themselves against 20 yr olds, hinde ba ??? Sorry, if I made fun of the death of a mugger.. just can't help it!
This should teach all those muggers to pick on somebody their own size hehe:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :laughabove: :laughabove:
or their own age!:laughabove: :animlol:
The muggers deserved what they got.
A lesson to be learned by "would-to-be" muggers!!! :laughabove:
I was surprised that he was able to do what he did...harmless oldies my a**, those old guys still have a lot of fight in them!
In this case , size do matter.
Once a marine always a marine. Mukhang sanay sa combat .
U.S. tourist kills would-be mugger in Costa Rica
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - An American woman thought a would-be robber was joking until the masked assailant held a gun to her head. She then watched as a fellow tourist, a U.S. military veteran in his 70s, used his bare hands to kill the mugger in Costa Rica.
"I thought it was a skit. But then he pointed the gun at my head and grabbed me by the throat and I thought I was going to die," Clova Adams, 54, said by telephone Friday from the Carnival Liberty cruise ship.
The assault occurred during a ship stopover Wednesday in Limon, 80 miles east of San Jose, Costa Rica's capital.
Adams was with 12 American tourists who hired a driver to explore Costa Rica for a few hours. They were climbing out of the van to visit a Caribbean beach when three men wearing ski masks ran toward them, she said. One held a gun to her head, while the other two pulled out knives.
Suddenly, one of the tourists, a U.S. military veteran trained in self defense, jumped out of the van and put the gunman in a headlock, according to Limon police chief Luis Hernandez.
Hernandez said the American, whom he refused to identify, struggled with the robber before eventually killing him. Police identified the dead man as Warner Segura, 20. The other two assailants fled.
Afterward, the tourists drove Segura to a hospital, where he was declared dead. Sergio Lopez, a Red Cross auxiliary, examined Segura's body and said he died from asphyxiation.
Lopez also treated Adams for a panic attack.
"She was very nervous after the assault, but she had not been physically hurt," Lopez said.
The U.S. Embassy confirmed the account, but refused to release the name of the American who defended the group, citing his right to privacy.
Costa Rican officials interviewed the Americans, and said they wouldn't charge the U.S. tourist with any crime because he acted in self defense.
"They were in their right to defend themselves after being held up," Hernandez said. He said Segura had previous charges against him for assaults.
The cruise ship delayed its departure until the group boarded the ship, The Carnival Liberty, which was set to return Sunday to Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Adams spoke freely with the AP until a man who identified himself as her fiancee said they didn't want to talk to the media. He said the group might release a joint statement later and hung up the telephone.
Officials on the ship refused to pass an AP reporter on to other members of the tourist group, and several attempts to reach Adams' room again failed.
Costa Rica has struggled with growing violence and crime in recent years. University of Kansas student Shannon Martin, 23, was stabbed to death in 2001 after she left a nightclub in Golfito, 105 miles south of San Jose.
Carnival Cruise Lines confirmed in a statement that one of the ship's guests had killed the Costa Rican assailant, but refused to name those involved.
"All of the guests involved, who had booked the cruise together as a group, have opted to continue with their vacation plans. Carnival is providing full support and assistance to the guests," the statement said.
The old man was lucky he wasn't stabbed by the 2 other guys. Baka amateurs. Hindi pa buo ang loob. In English' "Not yet full of themselves.":supergrin:
akala nang totoy kaya yan mga matatanda. I ve seen a lot of old folks who are in top shape, mas malakas pa sa mga bata ngayon. Eh sundalo ito maybe he takes good care of himself. Sori na lang yung BG.
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