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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    http://cbs11tv.com/business/Elderly.Burglar.Attack.2.633627.html


    J.D. Miles DALLAS (CBS 11 News) ― It's unusual for a business owner to catch a burglar in the act and take that criminal down. It's even more remarkable when that business owner is 87 years old.

    Before Friday, Al Brewster was known as the owner of one of the city's oldest real estate companies and the largest billboard in Dallas. Now, he's also a proven crimefighter.

    "I just jumped him over there," Brewster recalled. "I took him down on the couch."

    He may be 87 years old, but Brewster wasn't about to let a burglar steal from his real estate office without a fight. "He was the mouse and I was the tiger," he said.

    The business owner said that he grabbed a gun and raced to his office on Harry Hines Boulevard, with his wife at his side, after a security alarm went off after midnight. He explained, "Stupid as I was, I assumed there was nobody in the building."

    As it turned out, Richard Earl Woodard was inside, ransacking a closet where Brewster kept two hunting rifles. He had planned to go inside with a shotgun he had brought from home, but he left it in the car. Even so, the 46-year-old burglar was no match for Brewster or his 85-year-old wife, Carol.

    Brewster said, "The truth is, I didn't use good sense, but he was making off with all my guns, and that ticked me off."

    With a cane in hand, Brewster chased Woodard to a window that was broken when the burglar entered.

    "We were in a duel," Brewster said. "I don't know who was hitting who."

    By the time it was over, the burglar was bruised, but okay.

    Police arrived in time to arrest the thief and recover all of the stolen property.

    Brewster and his wife of 68 years said that they are old enough to know the risk involved in confronting a burglar, and would not do it again. "I would call the police before we entered the building," Brewster said.
     
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    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    Hardcore fighting spirit right there. Badass old man. :bigthumb:
     
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    :rofl: Fucking beat his ass with a cane, now that's some old school shit.
     
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    Badass old man :coold: I hope I'm still alive at 87 much less that hardcore :rofl:
     
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    badass a pure badass, I'd like to shake that guys hand and have a sit down with him to hear some of his old timer stories :bowdown:
     
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    87 makes him early 20's during WWII.
    Tough old bastard is probably a vet.
     
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    By the way, it's my plan to live my life in such a way that I am described as a "tough old bastard" by complete strangers when I'm 87.
     
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    I want to buy that man a beer.
     
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    This the type of guy who will sit down with you and tell some KICK ASS stories about the way it used to be and the way it should be.
     
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    When Jim Crow was in effect and women never left the kitchen? :p
     

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