Here is a great feel good story out of Grand Rapids Michigan.
Bill Barnes, age 72, is a tough ex Marines with Golden Gloves boxing experience. The retired iron worker is also happily married to Patricia. He would not want to return home without the three hundred dollars. "I wouldn't want my wife to give me hell for lettin' that guy get my money." Barnes explained.
Jesse Daniel Rae, 27, is accused of trying to pick Barnes' pocket. He was arraigned Monday in Rockford District Court on one count of unarmed robbery, a 15-year felony. (Remember all suspects are presumed innocent until found guilty.)
Kent County sheriff's deputies report that the store manager quickly intervened and slammed Rae to the ground and detained him.
Barnes is a retired iron worker, who now works part-time as a starter at a golf course.