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September 09, 2010

World War II Marine Corps Vet of 83, Fights Off Home Invader of 19

Marine vet, 83, fights off home invader, 19

The Marine Times


Yarmouth police say an 83-year-old World War II Marine Corps veteran fought off a 19-year-old man who broke into his home and attacked him with a glass candlestick.

Police say the suspect broke into the home at about 8:30 p.m. on Monday. The homeowner fought back and yelled to his wife, who called police, prompting the suspect to flee.

He was picked up a short time later, with blood on his shirt and items allegedly stolen from the home. Alan Menchin was held on $10,000 bail after pleading not guilty to charges including assault and battery at his arraignment Tuesday.

The homeowner needed treatment for cuts and bruises. He asked not to be identified out of concern for his safety.

Lt. Steven Xiarhos said he was proud of the veteran for fighting off "a punk."

Wild Thing's comment.......

GREAT story, thank God for these heroes.

Posted by Wild Thing at September 9, 2010 08:45 AM


Heh, heh! Damned young punk got an ass whipping.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at September 9, 2010 11:13 AM

Punk's lucky to have escaped alive. Go Marines!

Posted by: petesuj at September 9, 2010 03:15 PM

Way to go Marine!

SSgt. Steve, USMC(Prior Service)

Posted by: SteveG at September 9, 2010 07:04 PM

Thanks everyone, the bad guys better learn from stories like this. Don't mess with a Veteran.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 10, 2010 12:15 AM