Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Messin' with Marines -- Bad Move: Ex-Marine Grandpa, 72, Puts the Hammer Down on Armed Robber, Ramming the Life Right Out of the Scum with His Car...
The slimeball picked the wrong great-granddaddy to f*ck with. The robber in Houston apparently thought he had a couple of easy marks in the form of 72-year-old Kenneth Kobobel, Sr. (pictured on the right), and his brother. Cops say the sleazebucket broke into Kobobel's office late last week brandishing a 9mm handgun and screaming, "Give me the money! You're dead!"
Kobobel reportedly handed over 20 bucks, but the crumjob robber wasn't satisfied. Cops say the scuzball then patted down the elderly Kobodel and -- finding an additional 800 bucks on Kobobel -- proceeded to pistol whip the old man right in the mush. The slug then scurried away after ordering Kobobel and his brother to count to 100.
But what the skunkshow robber didn't count on was that Kobobel was an ex-Marine who still had plenty a' piss and vinegar running through those old man veins. Kobobel's son described his old man as a guy who "doesn't put up with a whole lot of nothing" (I know the feeling).
First off, you can take that 100-count and toss it right in the shithouse. Cops say Kobobel waited only about 20 seconds after the robber's departure before he called 911 and then hopped into his 1997 Lexus sedan (shown above in bloodied and bashed up form) to chase after the goon. And being a typical jackwagon goon, the creep was none too bright and apparently hadn't figured on the benefits of a getaway vehicle. As such, Kobobel quickly ran across the beast, on foot, within about a block.
As Kobobel drove his car towards the neanderthal, Kobobel says (and the cops' eyewitness account backs him up) that the brute took a quick pot shot at the old timer with his gun. Being fired upon, Kobobel says he then rammed his car into the crook, who merely jumped backwards and tried to fire off another round at the old codger.
That's when Kobobel (defending against deadly force with an equal amount of force) reportedly rammed the dirtbag again and pinned him against the metal fence pictured above ("I hit him pretty good that time," says Kobobel). The crudwad was in bad shape by that point and later died at the scene.
Kobobel says he feels like he did what he had to do, but also says he's not happy that the scoundrel gunman ultimately died: "I thought it was good that I caught the jerk who'd robbed me, but what I didn't like was that this man was laying there and his life was ebbing away. I would have given him the $800 if he'd still be alive."
No charges are pending against Kobobel in the death of the lowlife, which is great to hear. Sounds to me like the old dude just went after his money and didn't take to trying to run the reptile over until the jackass was firing off shots at him. Bye bye, slime.