This is an oldie but a goody !

Old 04-25-2013, 09:46 PM
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Default 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!
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:03 AM
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That is a good one for sure. I wish more failed robberies went this way.
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