70-Year-Old Gardner Man Fights Off Home Intruder
GARDNER (CBS) — Seventy-year-old Michael Salame has eight heart stents, nerve damage and apparently quite a right hook, as an alleged home invader found out.
It was about 3 a.m. Saturday when Salame was at home with his girlfriend and heard something outside.
A seventy year old man - with his girlfriend - beat the bag out of a 24 year old intruder. Took him to the ground and whomped the crap out of him. You know something? If you're in the prime of your life and you get the living hell beaten out of you by a septuagenarian, you deserve every bit of crap you get in prison.
Later in the story we find out that Salame was a welder, which certainly explains his tenacity and ability to put a younger man down. Two groups of people you just don't mess with are welders and masons. Masons especially - you tend to develop a bit of muscle when the *light* tools are 4 pounds each...
There's also the obligatory note from the police to not resist intruders. I honestly don't understand this mindset, I don't. Sure, you might get lucky and find the 1 in 100 intruder who is really just looking for something to grab and run, but do you really want to put yourself up against an unknown assailant and rely on their good graces?
I'd prefer to rely on Mssrs. Smith & Wesson, thank you.
That is all.