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Feb 24, 2007 04:30 AM
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica–A vacationing U.S. senior citizen killed an alleged mugger with his bare hands, and his travelling companions aboard a tour bus fended off two other assailants in the Atlantic coast city of Limon, police said.

The group of about a dozen cruise-ship passengers were climbing out of their vehicle Wednesday when the masked trio – one with a gun, the others with knives – attacked.

Suddenly, one of the tourists, a former U.S. marine in his 70s, pounced on the gunman and put him in a headlock, breaking his collarbone before eventually killing him, according to Limon police chief Luis Hernandez.

"His neck was completely snapped," Hernandez said.

Police identified the dead man as Warner Segura, 20. The other two assailants fled. Hernandez refused to identify the tourist who killed Segura.

The U.S. embassy confirmed the account, but also refused to release the name of the former marine. Costa Rican officials said they wouldn't charge the American tourist because he acted in self-defense.

ASSOCIATED PRESS, REUTERS
 

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Good deal. Nice to see even at 70 he ain't taking any crap.
 

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Wow sweet, I want to see a grandpa playing chess with his grandchild when suddenly someone tries to mug him and he puts them in a headlock:icon_surp Senior Citizens rock my socks!
 

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o that is cool I should join the marines Atfer all my plans atfer school Fails, Would be cool to be 90s and save thousand of people
 

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Oh, I grinned from ear to ear when I heard that news story! Heh-heh-heh...

Yep, once a Marine always a Marine. Hubby's one. And even though he's not a youngster anymore (served the first half of the seventies), I sure do sleep soundly at night with him next to me.
 
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