91-Year-Old Man Kills Intruder

September 17th, 2010 by Staff

Source: KTUL — A Texas man who is a World War II veteran shows that even though he’s 91 years old, he can fight back with anyone.

Jack Hands served in Guam, Okinawa and Saipan during the war, so he’s seen his share of combat. But, everyone in his Houston neighborhood says he’s sweet and kind and known for his generosity.

But, when an intruder tried to get the best of him, he fought back.

It was late Tuesday night. What began as another act of generosity — loaning money to a man who knocked on his door — ended with gunfire.

The man outside grabbed Hands’ gun off the shelf and threatened to kill both Hands and himself.

“And pointed (it at me and said) ‘Mister Hands, I’m going to kill you and then I’m going to shoot myself,” he says.

But, Hands fought with the man, grabbed a shot gun and shot once, sending the suspect to the floor, dead.

Police took Hands in for questioning, but it appears he was completely justified.

“The Bible speaks, that’s a Samaritan. That’s a person who has compassion for another person,” Hands says. “Don’t care what it takes for me to do it. I’m going to do it. If it takes my life, I’ll face people with guns if it saves somebody else from guns.”


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