66 Year Old Man Delivered Blows To Carjacker Attempting To Break into His Truck, Before Calling Cops

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Blake Robinson, 29, was charged with felony battery of a person over the age of 65 & attempted burglary of a conveyance. Photo Credit: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office

According to a report published by Fox News on Sunday, June 30, 2024, a would be carjacker in Florida has learned a painful lesson when his criminal intentions were thwarted by an unexpected adversary.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office reported that a 29-year-old man, Blake Robinson, attempted to break into a truck early Thursday morning, only to be confronted and beaten by the vehicle’s 66 year old owner.

The incident unfolded in the quiet early hours when the truck’s owner, whose identity has not been disclosed, heard a suspicious noise outside his home.

Suspecting something amiss, the man went outside to investigate and found Robinson attempting to break into his truck.

Realizing the seriousness of the situation, the homeowner went back inside to retrieve his phone and call the police.

However, unable to locate his phone immediately, he returned outside to confront the intruder.

What followed was a violent confrontation. According to the sheriff’s office, Robinson attacked the older man, landing punches to his head and kicking him to the ground.

Despite the initial assault, the 66-year-old managed to defend himself effectively, delivering blows that caused Robinson to fall back.

This allowed the homeowner enough time to escape and successfully contact law enforcement.

Deputies arrived swiftly at the scene and detained Robinson, who was visibly struggling to stand after the beating he had received.

Before being taken into custody, Robinson was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Following his medical evaluation, he was booked into the Brevard County Jail on charges of felony battery on a person over the age of 65 and attempted burglary of a conveyance. His bond was set at $30,000.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey did not mince words in his comments on the incident, sharing a detailed and colorful account on Facebook.

“As for Robinson, he was fortunate enough to be in Brevard County where he won a few prizes for being stupid including a chauffeured ride to a local medical facility to check his injuries before arriving at his less than luxurious accommodations at ‘Ivey’s Iron Bar Lodge!!’” wrote Ivey.

Ivey’s post continued with a humorous tone, stating that Robinson was provided with a “freshly washed 2 piece ensemble to get comfortable in, before being shown to his sleeping area in our open floor plan.”

iThe sheriff made it clear that Robinson’s actions had earned him an enhanced charge due to the age of his victim, who “ended up whooping his punk butt!!”.

The story quickly gained traction on social media, with many people praising the older man’s bravery and Sheriff Ivey’s candid commentary.

Comments ranged from expressions of admiration for the homeowner’s resilience to humorously noting the suspect’s unfortunate turn of events.

Despite the violence of the altercation, the 66-year-old truck owner sustained only minor injuries that required brief medical attention.

His ability to defend himself against a younger and physically aggressive attacker has been widely lauded, highlighting both his courage and the unpredictability of attempting crimes in Brevard County.

Sheriff Ivey concluded his Facebook post with a stern warning to would-be criminals, emphasizing the county’s zero-tolerance stance on crime.

“We hope you enjoy your stay at our lodge and as we like to say here in Brevard County, ‘Mess Around and Find Out!!’”

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