A boy in his mid-teens learned Wednesday afternoon that it is not a good idea to try to rob a war veteran at knifepoint, even if he is an 81-year-old former Army paratrooper.
Do not ever, ever mess with a paratrooper. They leap out of planes and then kick the living shit out of anything stupid enough to put up any resistance. No fear holds a man whose entry to combat is dependent on a few feet of wire and some cloth, backed up by hot lead and cold steel.
These men entered the European theatre and taught the Germans the meaning of the word pain.. Faced with the 82nd Airborne, more than one German platoon tucked their tail between their legs and ran.
Santa Rosa police Sgt. Steve Bair said that’s what happened around 2 p.m. in the 1600 block of Fourth Street. The elderly man, Donald Clouston, was walking with a grocery bag in each arm when the boy approached him with a large knife.
Son,. whoever you are, put the knife away now before it gets shoved someplace you don’t want it. The man you tried to rob, thinking you had an easy mark, has stared Death in the face and laughed.
Don’t make an old warrior angry, son, they know more ways to hurt you than you can ever imagine.
The boy said, “Old man, give me your wallet or I’ll cut you,” Bair said. The man told the boy he was a veteran who fought in two wars and had been threatened with knives and bayonets, Bair said.
Wielded by men who did not live to regret their folly.
Clouston then put his bags on the ground and told the boy that if he stepped closer he would be sorry. When the boy stepped closer, the man kicked him in the groin, knocking him to the sidewalk, Bair said. The Army paratrooper picked up his grocery bags and walked home, leaving the boy doubled over, Bair said.
The goblin should be grateful. The paratrooper left him alive.
BBair said the teen is white and 15 or 16 years old and anyone with information is asked to call the Santa Rosa Police Department.
He won’t be that hard to find..all the police need to do is issue an APB for a white fifteen year old with his balls wrapped around his neck.