A Nurse with a Gun

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Old Men as Victims

James Pickett was minding his own business on Saturday, February 9, 2008, when Paul and Holden Perry showed up at his door. They had a knife. "He just came through that door, stabbing and beating," said Pickett. The two criminals may have had plans to kill Pickett. They definitely had plans to injure and rob him.

The 80 year old North Texan had other plans. He had a gun. James Pickett pulled his handgun from a pocket and began to fight for his life. The Perry brothers immediately saw they had misjudged their intended prey. They turned tail and ran like the cowards they were. A bullet barely missed Paul Perry's spine. Paul Perry is in the hospital. Holden Perry is in police custody. Both brothers face assault, burglary and robbery charges. They should be facing attempted murder charges.

"The only problem was I run out of bullets," Picket said.

The news media is making a point to say Pickett is "a WWII veteran, former firefighter and lifelong John Wayne devotee." That is well and good. Criminals should be advised that he is no different from many old men. James Pickett has lived his life, he has lived his life honorably, he despises criminal youth, and he has accepted that he will die. He knows it is not a matter of how we die, but rather how we live. And that is a man you do not want to jack with.

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12 Comments:

Blogger BobG said...

Wish I could buy him a beer.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Rabbit said...

Never jack with an old man.

A younger man will beat you. An old man will kill you.

Something tells me there's a line of folks on his porch with new boxes of .32 rounds for him. General consensus around these parts is he's performed a public service this week.

Regards,
Rabbit.

7:00 PM  
Blogger phlegmfatale said...

Rock on, Mr. Pickett, and bless you!

I think we should make a pool and buy him a new picture of John Wayne - he shot a hole in his prized photo of the Duke while he was defending hearth and home.

I love this guy!

9:33 PM  
Blogger Keith Walker said...

I love to read stories about predators getting their butts handed to them those they misjudged as prey.

10:46 PM  
Blogger Wadical said...

I am curious as to how an Attempted Murder charge was avoided here. It certainly seems appropriate given the amount of evidence revealed in this story. Perhaps there is more but if there was a knife involved and that knife was used....that's attempted murder any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

12:28 AM  
Anonymous steph said...

I love the last sentence of this post. Too true.

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you don't believe everything you hear?this man just happened to have a gun,wheres the supposed Knife?The old man thought it was funny,he also said he'd better shut up,WHY????mlb

10:51 PM  
Anonymous miss said...

who answers their door with a pistol? and if he opened the door how is that breaking and entering? These are very big boys also, and if they had intentions on taking this (80yr old) man on before they got there, they would have. Someone needs to look into the facts, this man even admits to them running while he shot at them.

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

miss,
it is not illegal to answer your front door with a gun. It is illegal to barge into someone's house and start beating them.

It became breaking and entering once they barged into his home against his will. You need to learn a few FACTS yourself.

Do you think he beat himself? You are an idiot.

6:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHOEVER LEFT ME THE ANONYMOUS MESSAGE-YOU COULD HAVE POSTED IT HERE. MY POINT IS-HE OPENED THE DOOR AND LET THEM IN. And just to let you know, I know people in that neighborhood who buy presciption meds from this sweet old man. It just a shame for someone who 'hates juvenile crime' promotes it by illegally selling drugs to them.

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey idiot, if you know people are buying and selling drugs in your neighborhood, report it to police. Why don't you?

It doesn't take much to see through you. Imbecile.

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Sam in Texas said...

Yeah yeah yeah miss. The police and the news media got it all wrong, and you expect the world to listen to two, no three dopeheads? Riiiiiight.

7:23 PM  

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