85-Year Old Man Chases Armed Robbers From Betting Shop

September 18, 2018

This is the security cam footage from a Bar One Racing betting shop in Ireland of an 85-year old man chasing off three burglars carrying hammers and a sawed-off shotgun. The shotgun I understand, but if the next two best weapons in your arsenal are hammers maybe you aren't ready for a crime spree just yet. The old man even holds his own against one of the Hammer Bros, and I'd argue he's just as strong if not stronger than that guy. I strongly suggest these degenerates consider a different career path, because it doesn't look like the whole criminal mastermind thing is going to work out for them. Maybe they should do something more outdoorsy. Like what's it called when you help grow plants? "A farmer?" No.... "A horticulturist?" Fertilizer -- these guys should be fertilizer.

Keep going for the video of an 85-year old man who doesn't care there's a shotgun pointed at him.

Thanks to n0nentity, who agrees that old man just hit the trifecta.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Rule 0 of robbery. Don't fuck with old people.

  • Bling Nye

    "I think hammers are a good idea. Big, fuck-off shiny ones. Ones that look like they could smash a crocodile. Hammers are good, because they don't make any noise, and the less noise they make, the more likely we are to use them. Shit 'em right up. Makes it look like we're serious. Guns for show, hammers for a pro." http://www.monologuedb.com/...

  • Mark

    Ha!
    I love it. At first I thought the old man was chasing the guys with a stool, but then he throws it back down where it came from...multi-tasking AND efficient!
    Then he throws a boot to the ass of the exiting burglar....woo hoo!!

  • Andyman7714

    The one hammer dude couldn't jump over the counter like his big brother did.

  • hongovenenoso

    Ever since they went off the Gold Standard and went full Fiat, no money is real.

  • Eric Ord

    Meh, The_Wretched and Otis What's-His-Name trying to hassle me and TheQiwiMan. (I'm the old, wise, violent one.)

  • TheQiwiMan

    Our Love Is True

    Our Love Is Eternal

  • Eric Ord

    Don't be racist! <3

  • Wooder

    The crooks do not even use their rubber hammers or the airsoft shotgun...I wonder what is real in this video...is this staged? is the money real?

  • tyr2180

    BBC is reporting it as real, but it sure looks fake to me. If this is real, these guys would have lost the fight to a goldfish with a rolled up newspaper.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Ever since they went off the Gold Standard and went full Fiat, no money is real.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Since Ireland is a member of the EU, the store clerk and old man were promptly arrested for Hate Speech.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk...

  • Jenness

    Holy crap - that's real!! THat article is insane - like satire but it's horrifyingly real. He was being robbed by TWO dudes. Wow. And that farmer was convicted of manslaughter for killing a robber. So you're just supposed to lay down when someone breaks into your home and get raped, robbed and beaten to death and they charge you if you fight back?!? But God forbid someone walks into the wrong hallway in the royal palace and gets 1000 bullets in them.

  • Hasmatt

    He was arrested, but charges dropped during the investigation, once they had determined what happened.

    The farmer was imprisoned for shooting someone who was fleeing in the back with a gun he had no licence for, not exactly being raped or beaten.

  • Jenness

    Still, you break in all bets are off in my book.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Yeah, good thing England beat those evil Nazis and Commies half a century ago, or they would have scary totalitarian governments abusing their citizens in the world today, huh!

  • Norman Brennan, a former police officer who represents victims’ interests, said police were required to arrest the pensioner in order to investigate whether he had acted in self defence.

    But he said he would be “amazed” if he was prosecuted over the death.

    “The law says that a person can use reasonable force when defending himself, his family or property. If the intruder is running away the threat has diminished but if that person stays where they are that’s an assault and if they are armed with a weapon then it would be regarded as aggravating circumstances,” said Mr Brennan.

    He added: “I cannot see any jury convicting someone in a case where the householder, for example, takes a knife and in a struggle with the burglar injures him.
  • FearlessFarris

    Greatest Generation vs. Millennials.

  • What are you, a baby boomer who helped wreck the country with poor electoral choices, or a millennial who has internalized all the hate?

  • Jenness

    You mean horrible parenting that raised idiots that think suffering is their name misspelled on their soy caramel frappachino?

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