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WWII Vet, 88, Fights Off Two Knife-Wielding Burglars With Bare Hands, Talks Trash

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WWII Vet, 88, Fights Off Two Knife-Wielding Burglars With Bare Hands, Talks Trash

When two 19-year-old burglars attempted to rob the Kent, England home of an elderly man at knife point, they didn’t know what they were getting themselves into. Kenneth Brown, an 88-year-old WWII veteran, delivered a “walloping” blow to the chest of one of the invaders when they tread upon the precipice of his abode, sending the duo fleeing like Nazis in 1945 Europe. The 5 foot, 4 inch geriatric gladiator credits the victory to his army training.

From Daily Mail:

A diminutive Second World War veteran saw off two burglars with a single punch after one of them brandished a knife and demanded cash.

Pensioner Kenneth Brown, 88, said his army training kicked in as soon as he saw one of the would-be robbers roll up his sleeve to reveal the knife.

Mr Brown, who is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs just nine stone, told MailOnline he could have done ‘a lot more damage’ to the cowardly pair but did not want to get in trouble with police.

Teenagers Jack Saunders, who had the knife, and Tom Love, both 19, were sentenced to 19 and 11 months’ youth custody respectively last Friday.

Damn, son. Not only did Brown fend off the cowardly burglars, he fucking spared them. He just didn’t want to get in trouble with the police for murder. He has a novel solution for straightening the boys out, too.

Speaking about the teenagers, Mr Brown, who was called up for National Service as an 18-year-old and was in the army for two-and-a-half years, said: ‘I think they should have been taken into the army like we were. I think children nowadays need to be more disciplined.’

On the sentences the pair received, he added: ‘That may teach them a lesson. Young people like these try it on with old people.’

You definitely taught them a lesson, Mr. Brown. The guy is a bonafide badass. He probably followed the beat down of two people in the prime of their lives by splashing a hair of Beefeater in his prune juice, settling down for a quick afternoon nap, then hopping in his Buick and driving to the park to play checkers and talk about how soft our generation is. He would be right.

[via Daily Mail]

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Alex Buscemi

AKA Boosh. Former high school back-up wide receiver. Author of two pretty successful Reddit comments. Recent grad from the University of South Carolina.

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