American vet kills assaillant

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Full story:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,253959,00.html

Police: Retired U.S. Tourist in Costa Rica Kills Mugger With Bare Hands

Friday, February 23, 2007

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — An American senior citizen killed an alleged mugger with his bare hands, and his traveling companions aboard a tour bus fended off two other assailants in the Atlantic coast city of Limon, police said.

A retired member of the U.S. military aged about 70 put suspect Warner Segura in a head lock and broke his clavicle after the 20-year-old and two other men armed with a knife and gun held up their tour bus, Luis Hernandez, the police chief of Limon, 80 miles east of San Jose, said Thursday. Segura was later declared dead, apparently from asphyxiation.

The two other men fled when the 12 senior citizens started defending themselves during the Wednesday attack. Afterward, the tourists drove Segura to the Red Cross where he was declared dead. The Red Cross also treated one of the tourists for an anxiety attack, Hernandez said.

The tourists left on their Carnival cruise ship after the incident and Hernandez said authorities do not plan to press any charges against them.

"They were in their right to defend themselves after being held up," he said.

Hernandez said Segura had previous charges against him for assaults.
Well done Sir :thumright: At that age, I am truly impressed.
 
#2
Yup great isn't it; reminds me when I bought a beer for a chelsea pensioner at Duke of Yorks who was about 80 who had that day kicked the living sh*t out of two skinheads who had tried to mug him. Mind you he was a lairy punchy old boy but we figured he was allowed to get away with it.
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"They were in their right to defend themselves after being held up," he said.

If he tried that here his feet wouldn't touch the ground on the way to the local nick.
 
#6
Good effort that man. Your right the British police would have banged the old fella up sharpish and given out compo for PTSD to the other thugs
 
#7
rockape34 said:
Nice one! :thumright:

Recce19 said:
Police: Retired U.S. Tourist in Costa Rica Kills Mugger With Bare Hands
...what's this about being a retired tourist though? :confused:
He was fecking moonlighting!! do you think the IRS should be told...disgracefull at such an advanced age he ought to know better!!
 
#8
What a great friday night story. Mental note...don't try this tonight on chavs, you just know you would have a different response from UK plod.

Have a good weekend Arrsers.
 
#11
From the article.
The tourists left on their Carnival cruise ship after the incident and Hernandez said authorities do not plan to press any charges against them.

"They were in their right to defend themselves after being held up," he said.
Wonder what the authorities would have said if it had happened in THIS country?

Answers on a post card to the usual address......
 

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