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2 Marine Vets Taught The World’s Worst Purse Snatcher A Lesson
A would-be thief made a huge mistake on Aug. 2 when he tried (and failed) to steal a woman’s purse outside of a supermarket in Cape Coral, Florida. His mistake? Like many — and we mean many, many would-be thieves — he didn’t count on a few Marine veterans standing nearby.
When 24-year-old Marshall Barker, attempted to snatch a woman’s purse from a shopping cart at a local Publix grocery store, she initially held her own, “grabb[ing] Barker and her purse, trying to wrestle it back from him," local law enforcement told the Cape Coral Daily Breeze.
After botching the theft, Barker attempted to flee — but two former Marines who witnessed the scuffle unfold stepped in.
One of the ex-Marines, Zach Bucher, who had dropped by the grocery store to pick up a bite to eat, and another former Marine, took off in pursuit. The two veterans caught up with Barker at a nearby convenience store and took him down.
"I mean I went up there just for a few seconds to grab some sushi," Zach Bucher, who lives nearby, told a local Fox News affiliate. "We ran him down and took him down over by the Circle K.”
Bucher and the other man — who wasn’t identified by name, but was cited by multiple sources as a former Marine — kept an eye on Barker until police arrived.
"He was yelling that he didn't do it and I was like 'yeah right, why are you running'," Bucher told Fox News.
Barker, who has been arrested at least six times since 2011, according to New Press, was arrested after the Marines subdued him, and charged with robbery by “sudden snatching,” a felony in the state.
He was then transported to Lee County Jail and his bail was set at $10,000, according to the Cape Coral Daily Breeze.
Though the Cape Coral Police Department encourages witnesses to leave law enforcement to them, Lt. Dana Coston told Fox she was encouraged by the actions of the two former Marines
"It was great to see that we had some citizens that were willing to step in and help this young lady," she said.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Defense has released some information on its revamped approach to vetting and security concerns for foreign military students in the United States.
Some initial information came Friday, a few days before Secretary of Defense Mark Esper's visit to Naval Air Station Pensacola to discuss new vetting and security procedures with installation leadership.
The DoD began its review of those procedures following the Dec. 6 shooting at NAS Pensacola that left three people dead and eight others injured. The gunman, 21-year-old Saudi lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a flight student, was fatally shot by an Escambia County sheriff's deputy.
In a Galaxy — err, I mean, on a military base far, far away, soldiers are standing in solidarity with galactic freedom fighters.
Sitting at the top of an Army press release from March 2019, regarding the East Africa Response Force's deployment to Gabon, the photo seems, at first glance, just like any other: Soldiers on the move.
But if you look closer at the top right, you'll find something spectacular: A Rebel Alliance flag.
Three sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower have been charged in connection with the Dec. 17 brawl at a holiday party in Norfolk, Virginia, that was caught on video.
DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian lawmaker offered a $3 million reward to anyone who killed U.S. President Donald Trump and said Iran could avoid threats if it had nuclear arms, ISNA news agency reported on Tuesday amid Tehran's latest standoff with Washington.
U.S. disarmament ambassador Robert Wood dismissed the reward as "ridiculous", telling reporters in Geneva it showed the "terrorist underpinnings" of Iran's establishment.
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Swiss officials foiled an apparent spying operation by Russians posing as plumbers in Davos, site of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting, a newspaper reported on Tuesday, but police did not confirm key details of the account.
The report in the Tages-Anzeiger newspaper said the two Russians were checked by Swiss police in August last year in the ski resort, which is hosting the WEF gathering of the global business and political elite this week. The pair presented diplomatic passports and left the country, the paper said.