Armed Citizen In Dayton, Ohio Foils AK-47 Wielding Criminal


September 20, 2009, 07:20 PM

Not the part of town I generally frequent, but it seems the guy taught the bad guy a much needed lesson.

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September 20, 2009, 07:24 PM
Sort of warms the heart, doesn't it.

September 20, 2009, 07:28 PM
Ohio, "Birthplace of Presidents" and apparently, old men with guts.

September 20, 2009, 07:36 PM

September 20, 2009, 07:42 PM
I read the linked article...and good for the old boy!!
But, I see no mention of an AK-47. Was that just something the OP added to juice up his thread? If so, I hope the moderators close this one...

Please correct me if I'm wrong...

September 20, 2009, 07:45 PM

September 20, 2009, 07:48 PM
The 70+ year old man should have tried to subdue the 24 year old assailant by wrestling or calling the police rather than resorting to brutish violence like this. Just kidding. Kudos to the ole man.

September 20, 2009, 08:41 PM
WHIOTV ( is reporting that the robber used an "assault rifle," not that I'd trust them to recognize one.

September 20, 2009, 09:09 PM
Just to prove it's true (thanks for the assumption that I'd lie):

September 20, 2009, 09:17 PM
I wasn't on the scene, nor have I examined the firearm in question. If your curiosity is that intense:

That page lists all the contact information available that I can find, call them up and ask for the officer who was quoted, and confirm with him exactly what it was.

Marlin 45 carbine
September 20, 2009, 09:25 PM
good for the senior, the bg deserved what he got.

September 20, 2009, 09:57 PM
"The shooter will not face any charges."

The 7 best words in the article! :)

September 20, 2009, 10:01 PM
The photo shows what looks like a WASR, also colloquially referred to as an AK47. It's not select fire, but it *is* in all other respects an AK-pattern rifle.

Attempted robbery leads to shooting
Updated: Sunday, 20 Sep 2009, 10:16 AM EDT
Published : Sunday, 20 Sep 2009, 10:16 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - A quick thinking elderly man fights back while staring down the barrel of an assault rifle.

Police say 24-year-old Phillip Anderson was driving a Monte Carlo on Brooklyn Avenue just after 6 P.M. Saturday evening when he cut off another driver, a 72-year-old man. Police say Anderson then went out to confront the older man.

"The 24-year-old stepped out of his vehicle with an AK 47 Assault rifle and said, 'give me all you got'", Sergeant John Sullivan with Dayton Police said.

Officers say instead of money, Anderson got bullets.

Police say the 72-year-old man was a licensed CCW carrier and shot at Anderson twice, once in the abdomen and once in the left arm.

Officials say Anderson's injuries are not life threatening. When he's released from the hospital, officers say he'll face charges of aggravated robbery. The shooter will not face any charges.

September 20, 2009, 10:15 PM

Truth be known, it's a wonderful post..

Justice wins out, just makes my day.. :)


September 20, 2009, 11:10 PM
I wish they'd mentioned the guy's name, I'd love to shake the guy's hand and treat him to whatever beverage he prefers. I'm tired of seeing people lay down to the little slugs we have in this town. A few years back, their game of choice was going downtown and finding elderly men and women and beating the hell out of them for giggles.

Maybe this incident will quell the rise of violence against older folks around here. I applaud the man's actions.

September 21, 2009, 01:23 AM
Haha what a tough old bugger!

September 21, 2009, 03:45 AM
good for him!! especially since he was staring down the business end of an AK style rifle thats not a fun place to be

September 21, 2009, 04:37 AM
It was a good shoot independent of whether the goblin used an AK47 or a bazooka!!

September 21, 2009, 05:26 AM
A 24-year-old man who allegedly got out of his car and tried to rob an elderly man at gunpoint was shot by the would-be victim, who was licensed to carry a concealed weapon and fired to defend himself, police said.

I get those warm fuzzies every time I read articles like this.

I always love it when the young and dumb get schooled by the old and wise:D

September 21, 2009, 08:49 AM
You know the older I get the less <&@% I'm willing to put up with. If I live to 70 I'll probably be that ornery to. :D

Good on the old fart. Don't put with any stuff from those punks!

Old Fuff
September 21, 2009, 09:05 AM
Now lets see if the wire services pick this story up and it get printed in major mainstream newspapers on the front page, and mentioned on TV stations outside of the Ohio area.

Sure.... :rolleyes:

September 21, 2009, 09:21 AM

Charges approved against wounded suspect

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Charges have been approved against a man who was shot while trying to rob an elderly man.

Police tell 2News that 24 year-old Philip Anderson is charged with aggravated robbery.

Sunday night Anderson was still under armed guard at Miami Valley Hospital in stable condition.

The incident happened Saturday on Brooklyn Avenue in Dayton. That's when Anderson pulled an assault rifle on a 72- year old man and tried to rob him.

The victim quickly pulled his own gun and fired off five shots, hitting Anderson twice. Once in the arm and once in the stomach.

This 72 year old guy didn't adhere to that foolishness about being "too old" or "outgunned".
I always tell new shooters that it's preparation and mindset that matter most.

September 21, 2009, 10:42 AM
5 shots....

I'll bet you he was pocket carrying a snubby...

and properly unloaded it....

September 21, 2009, 01:04 PM
Stupid punks like picking on old men but I tell ya,that is a bad move. Old guys are seasoned and don't take ****. Good job for the old man!

Hoot Gibson
September 21, 2009, 01:06 PM
Knowing the leanings of the DDN, I wouldn't be surprised if they did an editorial demanding the old guy be arrested....How dare he protect himself?

September 21, 2009, 03:25 PM
Old men and guns are a natural--too old to kick ass and don't want their's kicked! What better reason to carry?

Also, what was the gentleman shooting? Bad guy hit in the stomach and arm and he'll be OK?

September 22, 2009, 12:23 AM
next thing we will hear will be the BG suing for lost wages and his wife suing for keeping her Babbie's daddy from home or something STUPID like that....

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