Naked 91-year-old holds burglar at gunpoint September 19, 2009 7:12 PM Peter Schaller

March 1st, 2012

Naked 91-year-old holds burglar at gunpoint

September 19, 2009 7:12 PM

Peter Schaller

LAKE WORTH, Fla. — This next homeowner is a force to be

reckoned with. He’s 91, he was buck naked, but he and his

dog decided to go after a would be burglar.

He held the man at gunpoint until police arrived. Deputies

say they found the would be burglar on the back porch by the

pool drunk and trembling, probably not how he thought it

would all go down.

He got more than he bargained for when he decided to mess

with this elderly man and his trusty rottweiler mix.

91-year-old Robert Thompson and his 5-year-old dog Rett

tag-teamed a thug trying to break into their Lake Worth home

Friday night.

Thompson said, “I think the guy was scared to death, he was

screaming.” Thompson jumped out of bed, totally naked, went

to go check things out with Rett by his side.

He said, “I started to let him out the door and he was so

anxious he got caught in the door.”

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office

26-year-old Jose Pascual was the man on the porch. Rett

pinned Pascual, but this purple heart World War Two Veteran

wanted back-up.

Thompson said, “I went in and got my cell phone and dialed

911 and got my gun.”

Thompson says Pascual was coming toward him so he fired a

shot. Authorities say he held the drunk intruder at

gunpoint until deputies arrived, but he’s giving his best

bud Rett all the credit for the happy ending.

He said, “He’s the hero.”

Pascual was arrested, Thompson was taken to the hospital.

One of the shots he fired ricocheted giving him a minor

battle wound. He hopes the bad guys learned a lesson about

messing the boys at 504 North C Street.

“If anyone violates my home they better be careful, that’s

all I got to say,” said Thompson.

Thompson tells us that he has been living alone since his

wife passed away 10 years ago, and that having Rett around

makes life easier. The suspect in this case is facing

burglary charges.