Daring Octogenarian

Don't mess with this 86-year-old store owner.

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An 86-year-old man kicked some serious ass last Sunday afternoon, taking one for the senior citizens’ team.

The San Francisco Police Department reports the incident took place shortly before 4 p.m. on June 23, on the 700 block of Grant Avenue in Chinatown. The fight began when a man, age 49, disrupted the victim’s   place of business. When the owner attempted to force him to leave, the suspect punched him several times in the back of the head. While being attacked, the victim noticed that the suspect was holding a knife. In a bold move reminiscent of Bruce Lee’s in Game of Death, the store owner grabbed a bamboo stick and hit his attacker, who subsequently dropped the knife and fled. As an added triumph, the elderly man refused medical treatment for head injuries.

The suspect was later taken into custody, and will somehow have to explain to his cellmate how a man 37 years his senior beat him up.

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