There are some people you just shouldn’t mess with. Former “tip of the spear” military personnel from units like DEVGRU or SOCOM. Texas Rangers. Grizzled Vietnam Vets that keep a well-oiled 1911 nearby at all times. MMA stars that could turn the toughest human specimen into a bloodied pulp. And, of course, WWE legends that know how to bring the pain.
Well, a criminal decided to mess with WWE legend Jim Duggan, breaking into his home one night…that went predictably poorly for the criminal, who was treated to the full WWE smackdown treatment when Duggan got his hands on him, as Duggan recounted during an interview with Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson. Fox News Digital, describing “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan’s harrowing story, said:
Duggan, 68, revealed on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” this week how he saved himself and his wife in their South Carolina home from an intruder using only his wrestling skills and his .44 Magnum, to take down the individual. On December 8, the Duggans faced an unexpected surprise when a man claiming men were going to “kill” him came pounding on their door frantically pleading for help. The WWE legend primarily thought it was a home invasion, but further explained why the man was running in the first place.
Duggan told host Tucker Carlson that he was in his home, when he heard pounding on the door and the man burst into his home, falling to the ground. He said he grabbed the man and threw him out onto his front porch and performed a wrestling technique to pin him to the ground.
Duggan, describing the incident himself, said “I got the .44 Magnum. It’s a pretty intimidating gun and I got him down on the ground. It’s spread-eagle. He’s screaming, ‘Help me, help me! They’re trying to kill me!’”
That, apparently, was when Duggan realized that the home invader might not be attempting to rob or harm him, but was trying to get away from a group of men whose voices he heard outside. Dugan kept the home intruder restrained while his wife called the police.
Duggan, recounting that part of the night’s pulse-pounding events, said “Yeah, so I saw nobody else come in, and I pushed him down. He’s screaming other guys are coming to kill him. I can hear people out in the dirt road yelling, ‘We’re going to get you!’”
The police eventually arrived to deal with the situation, about which Duggan also spoke, saying “As quick as it happened, it wasn’t quick enough. People aren’t happy to see a cop until you need one, buddy and I’m standing there on the porch with a gun in my hand, two men out there yelling. I don’t know who they are. I don’t know if they have guns – what this guy brought to my house. So, I’m waiting for the police — when I first saw those blue lights, I was a happy man.”
Apparently, the man who broke into Duggan’s home had also broken into the home of the men who were chasing him. Describing that, Duggan told Tucker “He broke into their house or, I guess, it was her brother and uncle. I don’t know what the combination was, but two men had pistols. They pistol-whipped him, chased him down the road.”
Giving his thoughts on the police arriving and how to respond to a home invasion, Duggan then said “You got to do what you feel is properly right, but the first thing you got to do is call the cops. Call the police, man, because I tell you, Tucker, my heart was pounding through my shirt.”
“It was a terrifying ordeal in a way,” he continued. “And I’m waiting and waiting and waiting, which probably wasn’t that long. But all of a sudden you see those blue lights flicker, and it was like the cavalry was coming.”
Jim Duggan Image credit: By Endlessdan at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38015119
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