Old Veteran Fights Off Armed Robber


Orlando, FL - An armed robber thought he scored an easy target when he spotted the 79-year-old Marvin Lail, but the thug did not count on the elderly man fighting back.Lail was filling up his car at an Orlando, Fla., gas station at 7 a.m. this past Saturday when the suspect came from behind the gas pump and demanded Lail give up his wallet.Lail refused.The suspect pulled out a gun, but Lail still refused to surrender his wallet, according to a police report by Orange County Sheriff.The suspect attempted to yank Lail's wallet from his pocket and Lail struggled to hang on to his money until an employee of a nearby store came out and scared off the suspect.Lail sustained minor scuffing on his hand, and said he lost some cash, according to the police report.

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