Headline: WWII vet, pistol-packing wife chase away would-be robber
WLWT (NBC Cincinnati) reported recently that a knife-wielding man was outgunned when he tried to rob an elderly Ohio couple.
From the article:
The 92-year-old World War II veteran and his 89-year-old wife were more than a handful for the alleged attacker.
Investigators said Robert Kelly Jr. talked his way into a home in Springfield [Township], Ohio where he had previously done odd jobs.
"I was so proud of him when he told me he was going to college. I thought that was great and let him come in and use the phone," homeowner Ruby Mathis said.
Ruby and Hugh Mathis said they thought they were helping someone who lives right in their neighborhood but it almost backfired.
"He stuck the knife out there and said 'Give me your money,' and I said 'You go to hell!'" Hugh Mathis said.
"They were talking real low, and I came in to see what it was and when I did he was standing in front of Hugh with a knife saying, 'Give me the money out of your pocket,' so when I heard that I ran to the bedroom and got the gun," Ruby Mathis added.
Hugh Mathis said he had no intention of handing over his money.
He said Kelly knew they didn't fear him.
"He ran out the door. I was getting up to get a club and then I was going to work him over real good," Hugh Mathis said.
According to the article, Springfield Township issued a warrant and Kelly was arrested a short time later. He is being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center. His bond was set at $1.5 million for three counts of aggravated robbery.
Chad D. Baus is the Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary, BFA PAC Vice Chairman, and an NRA-certified firearms instructor.