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Do You Want Fries with That?

Someone broke into Bobby Smith’s home in Jacksonville, Fla. “I was angry, I was upset,” said Smith, 81 and a Korean War Navy veteran. “If I’d had my gun, like I normally would have, I would have shot him.” Smith was working outside in his garden when his caregiver ran out and said someone was inside the house. Smith went in to find a man holding his money, ID cards, and a gun. The man said, “Gimme what you got” just before he shoved Smith to the ground and took his wallet. Smith grabbed a frying pan used to cook the morning potatoes “and hit him upside the head. I knocked his teeth out.” Then Smith saw his pitchfork and “I stuck him.” The thief ran, “bleeding on the way out.” The intruder hasn’t been found. (JW/Florida Times-Union) ...“Gimme what you got”? Yep: he got it.
Original Publication Date: 08 May 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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