Two young thugs no match for 75 year old homeowner with a gun and a quick mind.
Gypsy Wayne Watts, seen in better days before a fatal error in victim selection.
In Minnesota, two young, fit men thought they could easily victimize an elderly man with some physical limitations.
They thought wrong.
The erstwhile victim, Charles Carlson, was sleeping on his porch after two A.M., when he awoke to noises and ran into Gypsy Wayne in his kitchen. Gypsy Wayne also had a teenage accomplice with him.
When Gypsy Wayne pointed a revolver at his head, Carlson, who knows his guns, knew it was loaded because he could see the cartridges in the cylinder.
Thinking quickly, Carlson pretended to be blind and hard of hearing. When the intruder lowered his gun for a moment, Carlson was able to access his own pistol.
He attempted to hold the thug for police, but when the thug advanced on him, Carlson shot him in the leg. Gypsy Wayne then ran outside, before making his final, fatal error – again advancing on Carlson.
“We’re not finding anything that would indicate any wrongdoing on the homeowner’s part,” Chief Deputy Steven Blackwell said Thursday.
With a gun and presence of mind, a 75 year old with physical challenges, outnumbered two to one by young, physically fit armed criminals, was able to overcome and survive.
Bloomberg, et al… are you listening? Or do you just not care?
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