Video captures 79-year-old veteran fighting off robber

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

Florida--- A gun toting robber looks for an easy score, and ends up in a tussle with a tough talking war vet.

Marvin Lail, 79, was filling up his car when a man tried to jump him.

The Florida station's surveillance camera captured this video.

As you can see, Lail refused to give up his billfold and fought back, even after the robber showed a gun.

"You're going to have to kill me to get my money to get my billfold,” said Lail. “I really truly thought I could take him. He was a little slow and I just naturally resisted him reaching into my pocket to get my billfold and there was a little bit of money in there too. He'd of had a good day."

Eventually a worker intervened and the robber ran away.

Police believe Lail was targeted because of his age.

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