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Monday, September 10, 2007


A Bay Shore, N.Y., senior citizen wasn't the easy target a tire iron-wielding mugger thought he was when he tried to rob the 74-year-old man.

Suffolk County police said the mugger pounded on Bruce Ferraro's car window outside a department store on Saturday and demanded cash from the elderly man.
Undaunted, Ferraro got out of his car and asked his would-be assailant, "What, are you kidding me?"

The 32-year-old suspect then called the Bay Shore resident an "old man" and threatened to hit him with the tire iron if he didn't hand over his wallet.

Instead of giving up the goods, Ferraro fought with the man and disarmed him.

Without the weapon, the 32-year-old suspect ran to his car and attempted to drive away, but the vehicle stalled and the man then fled on foot. He later was found in his West Babylon home and charged with attempted robbery.

Ferraro received a scrape on the wrist in the scuffle.

Geez, retirement isn't what it used to be.

More details on the story here

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Anonymous Pete said...

Way to go Mr.Ferraro!!!
You should have hit him with so many rights he would have begged for a left!
The perp should rot in jail first,in hell following that.

Mon Sep 10, 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous golden years said...

Got viagra?

Mon Sep 10, 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Ferraro is not old.Seventy is the new 60.

Mon Sep 10, 06:34:00 PM  

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