"...Bill Barnes says he was scratching off a losing $2 lottery ticket inside a gas station when he felt a hand slip into his front-left pants pocket, where he had $300 in cash.
He immediately grabbed the person's wrist with his left hand and started throwing punches with his right, landing six or seven blows before a store manager intervened.
"I guess he thought I was an easy mark," Barnes, 72, told The Grand Rapids Press for a story Tuesday.
He's anything but an easy mark: Barnes served in the Marines, was an accomplished Golden Gloves boxer and retired after 20 years as an iron worker..." (source)
How great would that have been to see? Some 27 year old punk (Jesse Daniel Rae) thinks he's home free with the AARP guy and slam...he gets the crap beat out of him.
The sad thing is, in litigious America where the victims have no rights, this former marine will probably get sued by the thief...
I loved what Barnes said about why he did it:
"I wouldn't want my wife to give me hell for lettin' that guy get my money," he said with a smile.