Ex-Marine, 72, fights off pickpocket:
Bill Barnes says he was scratching off a losing $2 lottery ticket inside a gas station when he felt a hand slip into his front-left pants pocket, where he had $300 in cash.
He immediately grabbed the personâ€™s wrist with his left hand and started throwing punches with his right, landing six or seven blows before a store manager intervened.
Heâ€™s anything but an easy mark: Barnes served in the Marines, was an accomplished Golden Gloves boxer and retired after 20 years as an iron worker.
â€œThere was blood everywhere,â€ said another manager on duty, Abby Ostrom, 25.
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