The elderly gentleman that you see in this picture is 81-year-old Bobby Smith; the woman next to him is his 65-year-old caretaker Luvina. The pair of them recently made mincemeat of a man armed with a gun who entered their home and demanded money.
Smith explained that the intruder had told him to “gimme what you got”, then pushed him to the ground and took his wallet. Smith got up and went for the nearest weapon while Sones grabbed a frying pan.
Sones passed the frying pan to Smith, who explained what happened next:
I grabbed the frying pan and hit him upside the head. I knocked his teeth out … and he went to the floor. There was a pitchfork about six feet away. … I stuck him.
The intruder ran away bleeding from his head and side but was tracked down by police a short time later. The nameless intruder can count himself lucky that Smith, a Korean War veteran did not have his firearm with him.
I was angry; I was upset; and I was as mad as all outdoors. If I’d had my gun, like I normally would have, I would have shot him because he was in my home. I don’t like people hurting my family or my home.