Illinois man, 81, uses antique walking stick to beat thieves
November 20, 2020
NILES, Ill. (AP) — An 81-year-old former Marine from suburban Chicago used his grandfather's antique Irish walking stick to chase off three burglars and deliver one a thump in the head for his trouble.
Dan and Barbara Donovan told the Pioneer Press newspaper group that a man in a reflective vest and mask knocked on their door in Niles on Nov. 4 and said he was a utility worker who needed to check their fuse box due to a recent fire in the area.
Barbara Donovan said while they were in the basement with the man, who was looking at their electric circuit panel, she heard squeaking floorboard...