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#1 groovicus

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 09:12 PM

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - A tour group of U.S. senior citizens fought off a group of muggers in Costa Rica, killing one of the assailants, police said Thursday.

The tourists’ bus was held up by three men armed with a gun and knife in the Caribbean coastal town of Limon after the group arrived on a cruise ship Wednesday, said Limon police chief Luis Hernandez.

Hernandez said a retired U.S. serviceman whom officials estimated was in his 70s put one of the attackers — aged 20 — in a headlock and broke his clavicle.

After the other two assailants fled, the tourists drove the injured man to the local Red Cross branch where he was declared dead.

Authorities said they did not plan to file charges against the tourists, who left on their cruise ship after the incident. Hernandez declined to give their names or hometowns.

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


I know it ain't right, but this made me laugh.

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 10:06 PM

It may not be 'funny', but the silly twit sort of got what he deserved. Perhaps not death - eep - but carry a gun and knife and threaten people and one isn't going to give you a lolly-pop, especially if one of the the people you're threatening happens to be a retired US Serviceman.
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 11:44 PM

Gramps still has it!

GO grandpa! Go Grandpa!

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 11:36 AM

What can I say? No comments!!! :thumbsup:
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 02:25 PM

Goo --Rah Granpa.. maybe a tourist is a bit safer now. Way to go.
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 02:40 PM

Goo --Rah Granpa.. maybe a tourist is a bit safer now. Way to go.

While I think he was brave,he took a big risk IMHO.
We have had a number of "Goo-Rah" dead Grandpas here,and It's a practice that shouldn't be encouraged.
The last case about a Month ago,resulted in the Old Man being pushed into oncoming Traffic,resulting in his death.
He was trying to break up a fight on the Footpath.

Edited by DSTM, 23 February 2007 - 02:54 PM.















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Posted 23 February 2007 - 02:53 PM

personally i think this is a fantastic story. :thumbsup: if you can't fight for what you believe in, what is the point in living. sure the old guy may have died, but at least he wouold have went out like a soldier.

this is proof that we have a lot to learn from the older generations. integrity, honor, and strength. most of my generation would have wet themselves and given everything they had, just to have their lives spared IMHO. what life is worth living if you have no honor?
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 03:19 PM

personally i think this is a fantastic story. :thumbsup: if you can't fight for what you believe in, what is the point in living. sure the old guy may have died, but at least he wouold have went out like a soldier.

this is proof that we have a lot to learn from the older generations. integrity, honor, and strength. most of my generation would have wet themselves and given everything they had, just to have their lives spared IMHO. what life is worth living if you have no honor?


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Posted 23 February 2007 - 03:47 PM

While I think he was brave,he took a big risk IMHO.
We have had a number of "Goo-Rah" dead Grandpas here,and It's a practice that shouldn't be encouraged.
The last case about a Month ago,resulted in the Old Man being pushed into oncoming Traffic,resulting in his death.
He was trying to break up a fight on the Footpath.


I'm proud of that guy. He stood up for himself and friends. I like friends like that. Besides he wasn't jumping in.. he was defending himself. I am like him,for better or worse. Not a hero,not better than the next guy. I just don't give up. I don't recommend jumping in,tho I have,especially for seniors. He knew what he could try and did as the situation gave him. That's why he gets the goo rah.
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 04:35 PM

We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.
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lol, that is a very true statement. but doesn't being the recipient of the clap sound so much more inviting? :thumbsup:
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 04:40 PM

We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.
Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)


lol, that is a very true statement. but doesn't being the recipient of the clap sound so much more inviting? :thumbsup:


LOL Wouldn't hear it if I was in a Hearse on the way to the Cemetry.















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Posted 23 February 2007 - 05:00 PM

LOL :thumbsup: i think you misunderestimate yourself DSTM.
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 05:16 PM

LOL :thumbsup: i think you misunderestimate yourself DSTM.

I'll explain myself.If someone needed help,I would be the first to help.I would put my own safety last.
Would I go into a burning house to save someone,Yes, if there was half a chance,I would survive.
Would I go into a raging inferno,knowing there is no chance of me surviving?No, I'd be a fool.

EDIT.As far as saving my family,I wouldn't think twice,regardless of the risk.
Whatever will be,will be.

Edited by DSTM, 24 February 2007 - 05:16 AM.















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Posted 23 February 2007 - 05:19 PM

Goo-rah

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 12:30 AM

hilarious...
i wonder was this guy ever in the WWF
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