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81-Year-Old Florida Man Hits Suspect With Frying Pan

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- A would-be robber got more than he bargained for when an 81-year-old Jacksonville man hit him "upside the head" with a frying pan.

Bobby Smith told officials he was working in his garden Saturday when caretaker Luvina Sones told him an intruder was in the house. Smith went to investigate.

According to an arrest report, the armed suspect knocked Smith to the ground and took his wallet. Smith grabbed the nearest weapon -- a frying pan full of friend potatoes. Smith hit the man, knocking some of his teeth out with the frying pan. He then used a nearby pitchfork to stick the robber in the side.

The bleeding suspect fled and Smith called for help. A K-9 unit found the suspect, who was arrested

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