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At 97, Swede Can Still Throw Punch

From Reuters

A crusty 97-year old former fur trapper was the hero of his small Swedish hometown this week after knocking down a burglar with a right jab and a left hook.

“I saw the villain climbing in through my bathroom window and punched his throat with a quick left-right combination,” Freddy Nilsson, of the southern town of Moheda, told the national daily Aftonbladet.

The burglar clutched his throat, fell into a flower bed, then fled, said Nilsson, who in his youth worked as a fur trapper in Alaska.

“Elderly people must learn to defend themselves. I’m not letting anybody rob me,” he said.

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