Friday, August 21, 2009

Crooks Punch the Wrong Octogenarian

"Don't you mess with grandpa, sonny" (April 23, 2009)

"Ted Mazetier may be a grandfather, but at 84 years old, he's still got his chops.

"And two men learned that the hard way.

"Mazetier was driving down South Proctor Street Wednesday night when he spotted a car on the curb and two guys standing nearby. He thought they needed help, so he stopped.

"But as soon as he pulled over, the two men pounced...."

The bad news is that Mr. Mazetier got a black eye.

The good news is that he left a deep impression on each of the assailants. After which they fled. And were, eventually, caught.

They'd pulled a similar attack earlier.

I suppose it's unfair. Mr. Mazetier is a WWII vet, and spent much of his life keeping an eye on criminals in U. S. prisons. How could the two assailants have known that this octogenarian was about as helpless as Bruce Lee?

And the moral of this story is - - -
  • You can't judge a book by its cover?
  • Old geezers aren't necessarily easy targets?
  • Crime hurts?

A tip of the hat to irish_brigid, on Twitter, for the heads-up on this.

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