Elderly Orlando veteran fights off robber - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Elderly Orlando veteran fights off robber

ORLANDO, FL (WFLX) - A Central Florida veteran ended up in a fight with a robber. The 79-year-old vet was filling up his tank at an Orlando gas station Saturday when the robber came up to him.

The robber pulled out a handgun after asking the man for his stuff. That did not stop the veteran; he quickly acted and fought back.  

Eventually, employees at the gas station intervened. The thief took off, and the vet kept his wallet.

Deputies believe he was targeted because of his age.

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