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Monday, February 26, 2007

Senior Citizen Kills Armed Mugger With Bare Hands


A retired member of the U.S. military aged about 70 put suspect Warner Segura in a head lock and broke his clavicle after the 20-year-old and two other men armed with a knife and gun held up their tour bus, Luis Hernandez, the police chief of Limon, 80 miles east of San Jose, said Thursday. Segura was later declared dead, apparently from asphyxiation.

The two other men fled when the 12 senior citizens started defending themselves during the Wednesday attack.

More proof that a good defense can work. I bet that these criminals never expected to face resistance from a group of aging tourists. By fighting back, these brave tourists accomplished all of the following:
  • Seized control of the situation and put momentum and surprise in their favor

  • Took away the muggers ability to harm them (the muggers might have decided to hurt a few of the tourists in the process of robbing them had the tourists meekly complied)

  • Sent a message to criminals everywhere that crime can be a hazardous and undesirable occupation

  • Sent a message to criminals and good folks alike that seniors are not necessarily easy prey

  • Removed one thug from the gene pool and presumably saved a number of other people from future victimization.
I just noticed that TFS Magnum also covered this story a couple of days ago.



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