82-Year-Old WA Man Stops, Tackles Burglary Suspect

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    Photo courtesy: kptv. com
    Photo courtesy: kptv. com

    A police foot chase of a Washington state burglary suspect came to a sudden stop thanks to a gutsy – and much older – homeowner.

    FOX News Radio’s Chris Hoenig has the story:

    Audio clip:

    Terry Miracle played high school football, so when police chased a burglary suspect into his backyard:

    (Miracle) “I had to stop him.”

    And he knew just how to do it.

    (Miracle) “And I caught him in the knees, and he went down.”

    Miracle says it was all automatic, like he learned those football moves yesterday.

    (Miracle) “Not thinking that I’m an 82-year-old man now.”

    You heard right, those football days were 65 years ago.  It worked, though, as Longview, Washington police arrested 27-year-old Morgan Perry Bluehorse on the spot.  As for Miracle, he’s a sudden celebrity.

    (Miracle) “I got a couple of little boys to ask for my autograph.”

    Just like any local football star.

    Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.

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