Friday, February 4, 2011
Let's Give This Man A Gun...!
I have a couple of new heroes today!
I'm proud of this couple, and I don't even know them! Now I'm not saying that what they did was that smart, but I'm proud of the fact that they were willing to stand up for themselves and say "enough is enough!"
If there is one saving grace in the jungle-like world we live in today, it's that so many of our elderly are still brave enough to stand their ground and not roll over just because some punk is trying to scare them!
ST. CHARLES, Minn. (WCCO) — A 91-year-old Minnesota man and his 82-year-old wife say they weren’t scared, but the guy trying to rob them sure was.
A masked intruder wanting money barged into Wally and Betty’s apartment in St. Charles over the weekend. However, he got something in return.
Wally was sitting at his computer when the man entered his home.
“He just stood there in that doorway, standing there with a shovel,” said Wally. “I thought, ‘what the hell is going on here?’ I thought it was a joke!”
After hearing all the commotion, his wife, Betty, went to the front of the house and found him on the floor. Wally had been punched in the nose and it was bleeding.
“I sat on the edge of the bed. He says, ‘give me your hands! I’m going to tie you up!’ And I said, ‘No, I don’t think so,” Betty said.
They both resisted. It happens to be in Wally’s blood. The World War 2 veteran wasn’t about to give in to the guy’s demands — his wife wasn’t either.
After a couple minutes of struggling, the man ran out the door with nothing.
“I’m damn near 92 years old. So, I’ve lived my life. He’s got his ahead of him, and it might not be too rosy, you know?” Wally said.
The couple will celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary in March.
“I’m just thankful that everything turned out OK,” said Betty.
The man is described as a white man in his early 20s, with a black stocking cap and gray ski mask. He’s said to be about 5-foot-10, with a slender build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black nylon jogging pants.
Despite the couples’ bravery, police generally don’t recommend being uncooperative with a criminal’s demands, because it is better to play it safe.
You know, it doesn't matter if it's some punk with a shovel, some crook with a gun or knife, or some jack-booted thug with an automatic weapon...there comes a time that we all need to stand our ground and say "enough is enough!". A time we need to make up our minds that we are NOT going to be pushed around anymore, not going to be victims anymore, not going to just sit back and allow ourselves to be targets anymore!
In my opinion, we need to start taking charge of our own future, our own safety, and our own destiny as soon as possible! I feel that our time may be getting shorter and shorter every day, and those of us that don't take charge of ourselves, will be put in someone Else's charge! I'm just saying...!
Coffee in the kitchen as it's way too cold to go outside. Again, that's just my opinion!