Florida man, 72, fights back, shoots teens in home invasion.

Two teenagers were shot Saturday night by a 72-year-old man…

Two teenagers were shot Saturday night by a 72-year-old man they allegedly beat with a baseball bat during a home-invasion robbery in Ferry Pass.

About 8:45 p.m., three teenage males knocked on the door of a home on the 3300 block of Raines Street, Pensacola Police Department officials said.

When resident Jack Crawford, 72,answered the door, one of the teens hit him in the head with an aluminum bat and tried to force his way into the home.

“I opened it up and he hit me right off. … Wham! Split my head open,” Crawford said.

“So I shot him and another guy,” Crawford said, chuckling as he told the story to a News Journal reporter Sunday evening. “I could have shot the third one, but I would have had to shoot him in the back as he ran away.”

The attackers fled the scene on foot, and Crawford’s 70-year-old sister, who also lives at the home, called the police, he said.

Source: Travis Griggs for PNJ.com.

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  • Good shooting…next time shoot them through the door and avoid the headache.

  • General Jim M

    Why do they publish the old man’s address? So his’ criminal buddies no where to go for revenge? They should publish the perp’s addresses.They are probably living off public assistance.

  • General Jim M

    I hope no one ever home invades my house.I always wear a Glock 29 10mm auto with 10 rounds of Doubletap 135 gr nosler hollowpoints at just shy of 1575 feet per second muzzle velocity.The wife wears a Ruger Sp101 loaded with Federal 125 gr 357 mag HPs. There are two loaded 12 GA riotguns,one loaded with birdshot the other with 00 buck. Various KaBar knives,tomahawks and various kitchen implements. We are both former military.I taught combat martial arts for some 10 years ( got sick of teaching )and i have a 100lb male airedale who is afraid of no one.I hope no one does a home invasion of my house.

  • OldMarine

    To bad he didn’t kill all three of them! On general principle he should have shot the third one to make sure he did not become a repeat offender!

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  • John

    As that great poet Meatloaf says, “Now don’t be sad, cause two out of three ain’t bad.”