Oregon gas station employee, 75, uses a broomstick to beat robber wielding a small knifeBy AP
Friday, October 8, 2010
Senior hits wrench-wielding robber with broomstick
CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — A 75-year-old gas station employee used a broomstick to fight off a robber at Cave Junction. Dan McLeod told The Oregonian he thought it was a joke when a masked man walked in early Wednesday and demanded cash. When the robber threatened to kill him, McLeod said he was scared. But when the robber pulled out his weapon — a small wrench, McLeod thought he could take him.
He grabbed a broomstick and hit the man several times, backing him out of the station.
Fellow employee Ray Wood said McLeod is an old-timer but says he’s “pretty salty.”
Information from: The Oregonian, www.oregonlive.com