Assigned Reading: 24-year-old Burglar Meets His 72-year-old Match
(FROM: New York Daily News)
This is absolutely phenomenal. The knife-wielding burglar was 24-year-old Gregory McCalium. The ‘victim’ was 72-year-old Frank Corti, a retired boxer, former member of the British armed forces, and current resident of Oxford, England.
McCalium reportedly broke into Corti’s home and presented a knife before being promptly disarmed, punched twice in the face–dude, if that’s only two shots, I’d hate to be in the ring with Mr. Corti for a three-minute round–and restrained until police arrived. Personally, I love it.
It also goes without saying, though, that Mr. Corti is darned lucky that the punk thug wasn’t better armed. In this case, Mr. Corti should be thankful that a knife was all that McCalium brought. Not that he couldn’t have taken care of himself, but the odds would have been decidedly more in his favor if he had been armed.
Of course, Mr. Corti’s skills should not go unrecognized. The old saying goes that “you never bring a knife to a gun fight” — here, I think it should be revised: “Never go to Frank Corti’s house with ill intentions.”