WATCH: Good Samaritan Grandpa Takes Down Armed Suspect Outside Library
On a day like today, I'm sure this grandpa wishes he took his granddaughter to the track instead of the library. But, when he heard sirens, "Bill" didn't stand idly by and lament the passing of "the good ole days." Instead, he leapt into action. Let's let the Columbus police department give you the deets:
"Bill" assessed the situation as fast as he could, cane in hand. He heard officers yelling multiple times to drop the gun. "Bill" says with officers lagging a bit behind the suspect he did what he could to help them nab the armed man.
Bill stuck out a back leg to trip the suspect who was running from police. That move likely saved the 18-year-old suspect's life. It also allowed police to catch up to him to make an arrest.
Police recovered a Glock 9 MM pistol with a high capacity extended clip containing 29 rounds. The suspect, with a lengthy criminal record, went back to jail. No one was injured.
Community involvement, be it by courage, bravery and/or fancy footwork, helped take a criminal off the streets of Columbus.
Cheers to you "Bill."
Welcome to our collection of bad ass PawPaw stories (see Video: Grandpa Who’s Tired of Trespasser’s Crap Throws Him Off a Roof and Masked Robber Terrified by 80-Year Old Grandpa with Gun…). Get yourself some extra bacon at the early bird special this weekend.
It's good to know there are people like brave Billiam out there to put criminalizing d-bags in their place when they get out of line. The dickish perp, when he gets let loose from the slammer, might think twice next time before crossing paths with an AARP-eligible individual. In the odd chance the old chap has seen The Karate Kid.
Thank God for grandpas.