63 Year-Old Former Marine Fights Off 22 Year-Old Attacker

A former Sergeant Major at Camp Lejeune was attacked inside his Jacksonville home but managed to fight off his knife-wielding attacker saying, "The Constitution says a home is a man's castle and I spent too much time defending our freedom to think that I was going to leave or surrender to some young punk."

The attack happened Friday morning when 63 year-old George Shea says his granddaughter's former boyfriend broke into their home. Shea says he managed to pin down 22 year-old Alan Webster before he got away.

Webster is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.


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  • by Former Marine Location: Jacksonville NC on Mar 16, 2010 at 05:57 PM
    I will just say this to mr citizen, this entire attack had nothing to do with a job. You are just ignorant to think that, also employing U.S. citzens would help with the unemployment rate, but this is america, and america gives everyone the chance to get a fresh start. So stop running your mouth and one last thing OOO-RAH!!! SGTMAJ, great job and best luck to ya healing up.
  • by millie Location: indianola mississippi on Mar 13, 2010 at 06:28 PM
    That 22 year old need to go to jail and how dumb is he just because the man 63 he thought he could beat him he must forget that have been trained by the best the MARINES.THE 22 MUST BE A DUMB FOOL
  • by Granddaughter Shea Location: Jacksonville on Mar 12, 2010 at 10:58 PM
    The 22 year old needed a job? I'm sorry, that just doesn't make sense. It's not a matter of a job. He broke into the home of his ex girlfriend with a shank.
  • by Citizen Location: Greenville on Mar 11, 2010 at 03:34 AM
    Maybe the 22 year old needed a job. If we stop the practice of hiring a Mexican who sends our money south we could stop some of the crime. One contractor I know said he was having a tough time, last year everyone who worked for him was though a subcontractor and Mexican workes who were paid under the table with no state and local taxes deducted. Now the money is in Mexico and our NC boys are getting into trouble, and there is no money here to hire the contractor. Where did it go? Peole better look deep, cheap labor has its price. I say every contractor is required to have available to submit weekly a pay and deduction listing by name for everyone who works for them. I say employ NC people and everyone wins.
  • by ET Location: Columbia on Mar 10, 2010 at 06:12 PM
    Way to go TOP. I do wish you had put a bullet in his --- though.
  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Mar 10, 2010 at 10:38 AM
    He should have just gone on to kill that young punk and not even get arrested or charged with it, which would have done justice. I applaud this 63 year old man for at least refusing to surrender.
  • by Mary Location: NC on Mar 10, 2010 at 08:09 AM
    Isn't it sad that it comes to this. My thoughts are do what you have to do to protect your home and family. that is another reason we need our amendment rights protected. I would have needed my gun.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Mar 9, 2010 at 02:38 PM
    SGM, I bet this little punk is still trying to figure out what happen to his smart a**. Semper Fi.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 9, 2010 at 02:31 PM
    Semper Fi. Way to go TOP.
  • by LW Location: Greenville on Mar 9, 2010 at 01:43 PM
    WTG! That was a lucky boy, could have been a hurst coming to get him.
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