79-year-old Army veteran faces down would-be robber

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POSTED: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 8:00am

UPDATED: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 8:09am

79-year-old Army veteran faces down would-be robber. Stephanie Kolp reports.

(WESH) A gun-toting robber who was looking for an easy score ended up in a tussle with a tough-talking war vet earlier this week in Orlando, Florida.

"It happened so fast he immediately told me he wanted my pocketbook and my money," said 79-year-old Marvin Lail.

Lail was filling up his car Saturday morning at a 7-Eleven when a man jumped from behind the gas pump and tried robbing him. The incident was captured on a surveillance camera.

"He said, 'Give it up, old man. Give it up, old man.' I kept fighting and I got a little injury right there, where he scratched me," Lail said.

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