Grandfather Sticks Out His Leg to Trip Armed Robber, Ending Police Pursuit

A brave elderly man stuck his leg out to end a potentially dangerous situation, tripping an armed suspect fleeing from police.

Dramatic bodycam footage shows cops frantically chasing the suspect outside a library in Ohio. Without hesitation, a quick-thinking grandfather with a cane stepped in to trip the man with his right leg, which allowed police to get cuffs on him.

Police say Shawn Briggs was armed with a 9mm pistol loaded with 29 rounds.

Inside Edition spoke to the hero, who only wants to be identified as Bill. He said he was at the library with his granddaughter and knew he had to do something when he saw the suspect running toward him.

“I had one opportunity and I had to make the choice if I was going to act or if I was going to be a bystander,” he said. 

Bill added that he didn’t think there was much form in how he tripped the suspect, saying, “I just stuck my foot out.” 

Commander Scott Highland who was wearing the body cam, says the elderly man may have actually saved lives, including that of the suspect.

“It scares me to death what may have been going through that young man’s mind and I fear he, for a split second, had some very ill intentions,” the officer said. 

Bill says he uses the cane because sometimes his legs go numb due to back problems. 

After the suspect was arrested, police recovered a Glock 9mm pistol and 29 rounds of ammunition from him. Police said he has a lengthy arrest record.

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Putin says grandfather cooked for Stalin and Lenin

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin’s paternal grandfather worked as a cook for both Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, the president said in a film posted on the internet on Sunday.

In the two-hour documentary, called Putin, the president said Spiridon Putin was a valued member of Stalin’s staff. The wartime Soviet leader, who died in 1953, conducted extensive purges during his around three decades in power.

“(He) was a cook at Lenin’s and later at Stalin’s, at one of the dachas in the Moscow area,” Putin said in the film seen by Reuters.

Interviewer Andrey Kondrashov, who became the president’s election campaign spokesman in January, said Spiridon Putin continued to cook for the Soviet establishment until shortly before he died in 1965, aged 86.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the information in the film was accurate.

(Reporting by Katya Golubkova; editing by John Stonestreet)

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Grandfather hands stranger's toddler $20 bill in Target for most tragic reason

A mother shopping with her young son in Target was caught off guard when an elderly man gave the toddler a $20 bill — but when he explained himself, she was reduced to tears.

Alyssa Hacker, of Coweta, Oklahoma, says she was visiting the Fort Smith Target with her son Owen when the gregarious child struck up a conversation with a fellow shopper.

“We were at target waiting on Grammi and we found some dinosaurs,” Hacker wrote on Facebook. “Owen grabbed all 3 and we were trying to pick out which one he wanted when Owen abruptly yelled ‘HI’ at this older man walking past us.”

Hacker says the gentleman began interacting with her son, which initially made her feel a bit uncomfortable.

“He turned around and said ‘hey sweet boy,'” she continued. “He proceeded to play dinosaurs with Owen and with this crazy world we live in I was a little hesitant as too (sic) how close he was with Owen.”

But when Hacker found out the reason why the man wanted to play with her child, her uneasiness turned into overwhelming emotion. 

“The man got his wallet out and pulled a $20 out, he put it in Owens pocket on his shirt and said ‘I just lost my 2 year old grandson last week. You take this money and buy this boy all three dinosaurs’ and rubbed Owens back, wiped his tears and walked off,” she wrote. 

Hacker says she “cried in the middle of Target” over the brief interaction — and apparently, she wasn’t the only one who was moved by the man’s actions.

At the time of writing, Hacker’s story has received nearly 330,000 reactions and almost 125,000 shares.

“There is still some good in this world,” she ended her post. 

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