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Man, 92, Chews Restraining Tape After Home Robbery

Associated Press

December 29, 2010

SHORELINE, Wash. — The King County sheriff’s office says a 92-year-old Shoreline man chewed through restraints to free himself after two men robbed his house.

Sgt. John Urquhart says that on Monday two men knocked on Lester Matteson’s door and asked to use his phone, claiming their car had broken down. But once they entered, the men grabbed the victim’s arms and held them while they used masking tape to tape him to a chair.

Urquhart says the men ransacked the house, eventually taking off with more than $400 in cash and the victim’s 2000 Ford pickup truck.

It took Matteson two hours to chew through the masking tape. Other than bruises, he was not injured. Matteson tells KOMO-TV he wasn’t frightened, but at his age, “you don’t wrestle two young men.” ad_icon

And he says he’s learned his lesson: “Watch out who you let in.”

The robbers are still at large.


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    DALLASCRANE

    over 3 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Lesson learned. The outcome could have been much worse.

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    PGPD911

    over 3 years ago

    6672 Comments

    Story just on HLN, they guy does have false teeth and for the rest of it... just sheer determination! Pathetic he was put in that situation hope they catch the POS(s) and, well, you know...

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    arroyol

    over 3 years ago

    696 Comments

    nice!

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    Jonas

    over 3 years ago

    42236 Comments

    Good job sir...

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    wiseass0282

    over 3 years ago

    10984 Comments

    Glad he is ok, and I agree he must have his own teeth. And he must be one flexable old fellow to even get to the tape at all. Hope they left lots of prints and are picked up soon.

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    jjreid0311

    over 3 years ago

    422 Comments

    " he wasn’t frightened, but at his age, “you don’t wrestle two young men.” "
    With age does come wisdom!!!
    Gald his ok

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    HEYSARGE

    over 3 years ago

    16726 Comments

    Good for him !! Still must of had his own teeth !!

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    darsavmo

    over 3 years ago

    11356 Comments

    Hope these POS's are caught and tried accordingly for everything possible...

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    t1401hm

    over 3 years ago

    1754 Comments

    I'm glad he's going to be okay.

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