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Sometimes the news is stranger than fiction.
A recent news story, published in the Daily Mail newspaper, reported that a Portuguese grocery store in New Bedford, Massachusetts was robbed by two armed thugs.
But while one of the thieves was taking money from the cash register, he was stopped by an 80 year-old woman, the mother-in-law of the owner, who started hurling fruits at him.
The video of an elderly Florida man shooting two would-be robbers is making the rounds on the internet, and while local police authorities say they will not charge the senior, some observers say his actions went too far.
On Friday, July 13, two 19 year-old men barged into an internet café in the town of Ocala with guns drawn, when 71 year-old Samuel Williams pulled out his own gun and started firing at the two attackers, who very quickly ran outside, according to an article in the Daily Mail newspaper.
When Bill and Jackie Merz’s two daughters asked their 75 year-old parents if they wanted to live with either of their families, Bill and Jackie’s answer wasn’t unclear at all.
“I told them we'd have somebody shoot us before we did that,” Bill told the Sacramento Bee. His wife told the newspaper that the biggest reason they turned down their daughters’ generous offer was that they wanted to keep their independence.
There goes another senior stereotype. It’s the image of the frail, fragile and afraid senior.
Do you believe in ghosts? If you don’t, then maybe you should watch the following video first.
As reported in the Daily Mail, 88 year-old British pensioner Dick Williams recently noticed evidence of badgers and animals in his garden outside his house, and decided to set up a night vision camera outside his home to capture the animals.
The warm weather has arrived, but don’t let your fun in the sun put you at risk. Here are some top summer health dangers and how you can avoid them.