Marine stops bank robber

| June 26, 2013

Andy sends us a link to the story about Eugene Storley a 65-year-old former Marine who happened to be behind a bank robber in line at the teller’s window;

From Space Coast Daily;

As [Edward ] Sotelo demanded money, former U.S. Marine and Law Enforcement officer Eugene Storley, who was at the next window, intervened and began fighting the bank robber.

Sotelo threw his gun and ran from the bank before he received any money and no one was hurt. Sotelo was apprehended a few moments later across the street. A short time later, Cocoa’s Police Chief was helping officers search the area and he located Sotelo’s gun.

In addition to the armed robbery charges, Sotelo has been charged with assaulting an elderly person. That’ll make him popular in jail.

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  1. SJ says:

    Jonn: Sotelo wasn’t trying to turn his life around?

  2. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    @1. SJ: I understand it was on his to-do list but, as it happens, it was the second item on the list. He never got to it. The first item was, “Rob Bank.”

  3. FatCircles0311 says:

    It was pretty cool

    What a war fighter!

  4. OWB says:

    Well done, Marine!

  5. NHSparky says:

    Amazing how few of these “yoots” actually turn their lives around.

  6. Mike says:

    Haha so funny I hope they throw the book at him

  7. streetsweeper says:

    Buy that Marine a beer!

  8. Ex-PH2 says:

    I keep telling you guys, don’t mess with us old folks.

  9. Andy says:

    Don’t worry PH2, I do my best to avoid those crazy old cat ladies. 😉

  10. B Woodman says:

    Us old people, we ain’t out to impress anyone anymore, we just plain don’t give-a-damn. So don’t piss us off. We don’t have the strength to take you down, so we’ll just shoot to kill.

  11. gitarcarver says:

    I used to bank in that building.

    It wasn’t a Wells Fargo back then, but the facade hasn’t changed since.

    I really can’t imagine why someone would rob that bank. Access is terrible to streets.

    But then again, I bet the robber never imagined the guy in the leather vest was a Marine and would kick his butt.

    Another genius headed to jail for life and another citizen who deserves great praise.

  12. BCousins says:

    I just found out a few weeks ago that assault on an elderly person (65+) is a FELONY in Florida.

  13. Roger in Republic says:

    It may not be a felony in my state, but up here in the woods the penalty can be a death sentence. No appeal when administered by the intended victim. You would be amazed how many of us old coots carry.

  14. TBird Henry says:

    BRAVO ZULU Mr. Storley!

  15. Twist says:

    You don’t mess with old folks. My father-in-law has more guns than an Infantry Platoon.

  16. SSG Medzyk says:

    If Obama had a son, his name would be Sotelo….

  17. Sparks says:

    Good job Marine. But that robber could have simply been trying to get a helping hand to turn his life around. Now he’ll have to go back to muggings and purse snatchings. After…her gets ass canned a bunch in jail. Happy, happy, joy, joy at the thought.

  18. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    Another turd gets a beating…with luck he will be experiencing some PITA prison time and die there so he can’t victimize anyone else…

  19. Steve says:

    Says he was a cop, why not give him the credit as a cop? He probably only did 4 years in the marines and that was more than likely 30 -40 years ago in which case all that “high-speed” training would be long forgotten, then he became a cop after. Should be “well done officer”.

  20. UpNorth says:

    How about “well done, sir”? Meanwhile, Sotelo is facing mandatory life? Nice..