85-year-old man fights off armed robber at home

HIALEAH, FL - A South Florida man coming home and coming face-to-face with danger in the driveway, but this 85-year-old wasn't about to be a victim.

He fought back -- and won!  FOX's Walter Morris has the details.

The man, known as Bob, has quite the story to tell. "When he said, 'Hand it over,' I said, 'I'm not handing nothing over. Get the hell out of here,'" Bob said.

Bob was left with a banged up elbow, a few bruises and a blood-stained shirt after fighting off a man who tried to rob him. "I'm 85 years old, and I'm thinking, 'I didn't go all through life for some guy to try to come and steal what I got,'" he said.

Bob said the brawl happened in front of his house on West Eighth Court and 64th Street, at around 2:30 p.m., Wednesday. Three men in a suspicious car followed Bob and his wife home from the grocery store and parked outside his home. He asked the trio if they were lost, and then two men with guns got out of the car.

Bob didn't back down. "I put the gun right in front of my head," he said. "Where he had it, it was close that I could take my hand and slap it away. He held onto it, and then he hit me in the head with it."

The robbers got away empty-handed. However, Bob's wife was able to call Hialeah Police who spotted the car a few blocks away. A short chased ensued, and all three men jumped out of the car at Northwest 222nd Avenue and Opa-locka Boulevard. One man was subdued with a Taser and was taken to the hospital.

Police surrounded the area and took the other two into custody at a nearby apartment complex. "So, right now, all three subjects in this are all arrested," said Hialeah Police Sgt. Eddie Rodriguez.

While Bob heals, he said he is thinking twice about his encounter. "When the gun was pushed away, I got punched and that's not smart, that's dumb," he said.
 

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