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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE TheYellaBrick's Avatar
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    Emmett, Idaho

    This is an oldie but a goody !

    A Retired Marine and former
    Pan Am/Delta Pilot John Lovell
    is Top Gun at Subway Sandwich

    Plantation, Florida: June 2007

    Last week police were called to investigate an
    attempted armed robbery: The 71-year-old
    retired Marine who opened fire on two robbers
    at a Plantation, Florida, Subway shop late
    Wednesday, killing one and critically wounding
    the other, is described as John Lovell, a former
    helicopter pilot for two presidents. He doesn't
    drink, he doesn't smoke, and he works out every
    day. Mr. Lovell was a man of action Wednesday

    According to Plantation police, two masked
    gunmen came into the Subway at
    1949 N. Pine Rd. just after 11 p.m. There was a
    lone diner, Mr. Lovell, who was finishing his meal.
    After robbing the cashier, the two men attempted
    to shove Mr. Lovell into a bathroom and rob him
    as well. They got his money, but then Mr. Lovell
    pulled his handgun and opened fire. He shot one
    of the thieves in the head and chest and the other
    in the head.

    When police arrived, they found one of the men
    in the shop, K-9 Units found the other in the
    bushes of a nearby business. They also found
    cash strewn around the front of the sandwich
    shop according to Detective Robert Rettig of
    the Plantation Police Department.

    Both men were taken to the Broward General
    Medical Center, where one, Donicio Arrindell,
    22, of North Lauderdale died. The other,
    21-year-old Frederick Gadson of Fort Lauderdale
    is in critical but stable condition.

    Mr. Lovell was a pilot in the Marine Corps,
    flying former Presidents John F. Kennedy and
    Lyndon B. Johnson. He later worked as a pilot
    for Pan Am and Delta Airlines.

    He is not expected to be charged authorities said.
    ''He was in fear for his life,'' Detective Rettig said,
    "These criminals ought to realize that most men
    in their 70's have military backgrounds and
    aren't intimidated by idiots."

    Something tells me this old Marine wasn't 'in fear
    for his life', even though his life was definitely at
    risk. The only thing he could be charged with is
    participating in an unfair fight. One 71-year
    young Marine against two punks. Two head shots
    and one center body mass shot.

    Outstanding shooting! That'll teach them not
    to get between a Marine and his meal.

    Florida law allows eligible citizens to carry a
    concealed weapon.

    Don't you just love a story with a happy ending?

    When you attack people too old to run, too old to fight,
    and too old to take a beating, they'll just kill you.......

    Semper Fi!
    to those who

    God Bless our folks in uniform
    "We the People, have your backs"

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    Mar 2006
    That is a good one for sure. I wish more failed robberies went this way.
    "I would walk through hell on Sunday before I fear the enemy"

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