Senior hits wrench-wielding robber with broomstick

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Posted: Oct 08, 2010 3:03 PM
Senior hits wrench-wielding robber with broomstick

A 75-year-old gas station employee used a broomstick to fight off a robber at Cave Junction. Dan McLeod told The Oregonian he thought it was a joke when a masked man walked in early Wednesday and demanded cash. When the robber threatened to kill him, McLeod said he was scared. But when the robber pulled out his weapon _ a small wrench, McLeod thought he could take him.

He grabbed a broomstick and hit the man several times, backing him out of the station.

Fellow employee Ray Wood said McLeod is an old-timer but says he's "pretty salty."

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com