Ronny Reyes, New York Post, June 6, 2023
A Marine veteran fought off a pair of men who followed him home and pepper-sprayed him in the face during a botched robbery, according to video and kin.
Dramatic footage from inside the veteran’s garage shows the moment two men in hoods walk up to him around 12:30 p.m. Sunday as he was coming back to his Fullerton, Calif., home with his wife after church and a stop at Home Depot, said family of the unidentified victim.
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One of the men could be heard telling the vet that someone hit his Tesla, drawing the Marine’s eye to his bumper, before suddenly pepper-spraying him in the face.
The vet puts his hands out to try to block the spray before the robbers charge at him, with one attempting to elbow the Korean Marine Corps veteran in the back.
But the assault quickly backfired as the vet started swinging, landing punches on one of the would-be robbers and chasing them out of his driveway.
The attackers could be seen fleeing as a nearby crew of landscapers rushed in to help scare them away.