82-Year-Old Vietnam Veteran Beats Knife Welding Home Intruder To Death


How ‘bout them apples!

Eighty-two-year-old Herbert Parrish and his 79 year old wife Lois Parrish said a man forced his way into their home and they were able to fight back.

Lois says she was closing the door when a the man, who has now been identified as 61-year-old Harold Runnels, pushed his way inside.

WACH-TV reports:

"According to a police report, Runnels pulled out a large knife and began attacking Mrs. Parrish.
“I felt, we’re gone. He’s going to kill us and take what he can take,” said Herbert Parrish.
That’s when the Vietnam Veteran decided to fight back.
“He was not going to go out that door and leave us alive. That’s the way I felt. That’s why I said, I’ve got to do something quick and get the edge on him. Get the advantage on him,” said Parrish.
Herbert Parrish was able to act quickly, grabbing hold of a shotgun that was hanging on the wall by the door. Parrish said he then hit the intruder with the handle of the firearm until Runnels was unconscious.”
“I started hitting him in the head with the barrel and I know I must have hit him at least ten times right in the face, just as hard as I could hit him,” said Parrish."

The intruder ultimately died from his injuries.