Don't mess with a Marine while eating...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sniper-66, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2007 10:30:58 -0600
    Don't Mess With A Marine Who's Trying To Eat
    Police called to investigate the scene:
    The 71-year-old retired Marine who opened fire on two robbers at a
    Plantation, FL, Sub shop late Wednesday, killing one and critically
    wounding the other, is described as John Lovell, a former pilot for two
    He doesn't drink, he doesn't smoke, he works out everyday. Lovell was a man
    of action Wednesday night.
    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 -- Lovell, who
    was finishing his meal. After robbing the cashier, the two men attempted to
    shove Lovell into a bathroom and rob him as well. They got his money.
    But then Lovell pulled his handgun, opened fire, shooting 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 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.
    A longtime friend of Lovell, was not surprised to hear what happened. ''He'd
    give you the shirt off his back and he'd be mad if someone tried to take the
    shirt off your back,'' he said.
    Lovell worked as a pilot for the Marines, flying former Presidents John F.
    Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He later worked as a pilot for Pan Am and
    Delta. Lovell is not married and does not have children.
    He is not expected to be charged, authorities said ''He was in fear for his
    life,'' 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 - good shooting!.
    That'll teach them not to get between a Marine and his meal.
    Don't you just love a story with a happy ending?
    (Florida law allows law abiding citizens to carry a concealed weapon.)
  2. sheen_estevez

    sheen_estevez Monkey+++

    [flag]should give the guy a medal
  3. MbRodge

    MbRodge Monkey+++

    Finally news that was a pleasure to read!
  4. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Half a happy ending anyway..... the other scumbag hasn't died yet.
  5. <exile>

    <exile> Padawan Learner

  6. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Hooray! Another one for the Good Guys!
  7. Canadian-guerilla

    Canadian-guerilla Monkey+++

    and something like this
    is the reason why the gov't wants to take away weapons
    from veterans who have been shot at, and have shot back
    someone who won't run from a hot situation

    whatever this veterans state of mind
    it only takes one psychiatrist ( paid by gov't )
    to state that he " suffers from PTSD "
    and there goes his gun(s) / rights
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