Don’t Mess With Marines… Even Really Old Ones

Ex-Marine Bill BarnesLet this be a lesson to all of you young criminals out there. If you see an old guy withdrawing cash from an ATM and then follow him to a convenience store in an attempt to take that money out of his front pocket, ask him how long they served in the Corp before you make your move.

Jesse Rae (man, I can’t believe he’s got my first name), 27, is facing a 15-year sentence if convicted for doing just such a thing. The problem is that he chose Marine veteran, Golden Glove boxer, and an ex-iron worker as his elderly target. Bill Barnes, 72, landed at least 6 solid punches on Jesse and created quite a mess of blood before a store employee saved Jesse’s life. Good for Bill.

The best line of the whole story is what he said about doing it again if it happened again, “I wouldn’t want my wife to give me hell for lettin’ that guy get my money.” He’s even got a tough wife. Good for Bill.

Read the whole story on Yahoo! News.

  • http://www.raisingcoat.blogspot.com Mindkiller

    That old guy need to re-enlist. Turn his ass loose on our enemies.

  • http://www.raisingcoat.blogspot.com Mindkiller

    That old guy need to re-enlist. Turn his ass loose on our enemies.