Grandpa fights off carjackers

April 24, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
An 84-year-old grandfather in Tacoma, Washington fought off two would-be carjackers.

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Ted Mazetier says he pulled over to help two men with a disabled car on Wednesday.

That's when he says they came up to his car and sucker-punched him through the window, giving him a black eye.

Mazetier fought back.

He kicked one man in the groin and the other in the belly.

"Then he came at me again, and I just lifted my feet like this [on the car door] and hit him in the belly," said Mazetier. "He bent a little and went down, and I run around the guy up the street, and I'm waving to the car, 'Stop! Stop!' Yelling help."

A car did stop to help, and police arrested the two suspects.

By the way, Mazetier turns 85 in June.

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