A couple of weeks ago we highlighted the story of a boy who saved his mother from a drunk attacker by using his BB gun. Today we share a home defense story from the other end of the age and weapon spectrum.
Last week Roger Krier was tinkering around in his garage at 5:30 pm, when four attackers stepped inside it. One, brandishing a semiautomatic handgun, demanded Krier hand over some dough. Krier, who at age 77 has the ageless vitality of a Jack Lalanne, called on the combat training he had been through 53 years ago, and stealthily grabbed a sledgehammer from his workbench, swung it around, and knocked the would-be robber’s gun out of his hand and into the alley next to the house. The group of men then turned tail and ran away in fear. Nice going, Pops.
You definitely need to watch this video of Roger describing how the incident went down:
As someone said in the comments on the article: “Never bring a gun to a hammer fight.”
Read the article: “Man, 77, Fends Off Armed Robbers with Sledgehammer.” (CBS Minnesota)
Hat tip to Loran P. for this link.