Naked 91-year-old holds burglar at gunpoint September 19, 2009 7:12 PM Peter Schaller

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Naked 91-year-old holds burglar at gunpoint

September 19, 2009 7:12 PM
Peter Schaller

LAKE WORTH, Fla. -- This next homeowner is a force to be
reckoned with. He's 91, he was buck naked, but he and his
dog decided to go after a would be burglar.

He held the man at gunpoint until police arrived. Deputies
say they found the would be burglar on the back porch by the
pool drunk and trembling, probably not how he thought it
would all go down.

He got more than he bargained for when he decided to mess
with this elderly man and his trusty rottweiler mix.
91-year-old Robert Thompson and his 5-year-old dog Rett
tag-teamed a thug trying to break into their Lake Worth home
Friday night.

Thompson said, "I think the guy was scared to death, he was
screaming." Thompson jumped out of bed, totally naked, went
to go check things out with Rett by his side.

He said, "I started to let him out the door and he was so
anxious he got caught in the door."

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
26-year-old Jose Pascual was the man on the porch. Rett
pinned Pascual, but this purple heart World War Two Veteran
wanted back-up.

Thompson said, "I went in and got my cell phone and dialed
911 and got my gun."

Thompson says Pascual was coming toward him so he fired a
shot. Authorities say he held the drunk intruder at
gunpoint until deputies arrived, but he's giving his best
bud Rett all the credit for the happy ending.

He said, "He's the hero."

Pascual was arrested, Thompson was taken to the hospital.
One of the shots he fired ricocheted giving him a minor
battle wound. He hopes the bad guys learned a lesson about
messing the boys at 504 North C Street.

"If anyone violates my home they better be careful, that's
all I got to say," said Thompson.

Thompson tells us that he has been living alone since his
wife passed away 10 years ago, and that having Rett around
makes life easier. The suspect in this case is facing
burglary charges.

Posted on Sep 22, 2009, 7:38 PM

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