65-Year-Old Ex-Marine Fights Off Bank Robber
'You gotta be kidding me' he said
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jun 27, 2013 3:09 PM CDT
This security camera image shows Eugene Storley grappling with the alleged would-be robber   (Fox 35 Orlando)

(Newser) – No matter how young and fit you are, odds are you're not as badass as Eugene Storley. The 65-year-old ex-Marine and ex-cop was in a bank Monday afternoon when a man came in wearing a hard hat and breathing mask and pointed a gun at the teller. "You gotta be kidding me," Storely grumbled, before stepping in, grabbing the would-be robber's arm, and grappling with him until the taller man fled empty-handed, Florida Today reports.

"You know, I gotta protect the public," Storely tells Fox 35. He says he's "pretty well trained" and wasn't worried about the gun. "I figured if he had to shoot me, he'd shoot me." Local police soon caught up with the alleged robber, identified as 43-year-old Edward Sotelo. They're investigating whether he may have been the culprit in another crime committed by a similarly adorned suspect.

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Jul 30, 2013 1:42 AM CDT
Chalk one up for the good guys. Our military does seem to come up with some good folks now and then.
Jun 28, 2013 9:56 PM CDT
the marines rule!!!!! god bless him! ooooorah and sempfi! glad he is ok! happy 4th!
Jun 28, 2013 1:53 AM CDT
WEEEELLLLLLL yea, but what about the poor robber? All he was doing was trying to make a living the only way he knew how. Poor guy was a failed attempted abortion, and after that it was all downhill. His mother abandoned him on the doorstep of a home and it turned it to be a gay couple who hated kids, and all the kids at school picked on him all the time because he had 2 daddies, so he dropped out after the 6 grade and got a job with a carnival side show as 'lizard boy' because of eczema and psoriasis skin conditions. Carnival shut down because obamanomics left everybody without any extra money for fun, and he couldn't draw unemployment or collect welfare because there was no government classification for 'lizard boy'. They asked if he was gay, he said no and they said too bad, if you were a gay lizard boy we probably could have come up with something for you. So in complete desperation he bought a gun from the local mental health clinic and tried to rob a bank wearing a hard hat and breathing mask to hide his lizard like appearance. He ends up getting beat up by the baddest Marine who ever lived and then arrested on top of it. What in the world is this country coming too? Plus you got some yokel in Texas named Perry who actually has the gall to execute people for killing other people!!! I ask you----WHERE IS THE LOVE? My one and only attempt ever at liberalism, how utterly bizzarre