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Don't pick this guy's pocket

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Date: Jun 28, 2007 - 08:26 AM
Good job for the day goes to Bill Barnes, who caught someone picking his pocket and made them feel very, very sorry about it.

He immediately grabbed the person's wrist with his left hand and started throwing punches with his right, landing six or seven blows before a store manager intervened.

"I guess he thought I was an easy mark," Barnes, 72, told The Grand Rapids Press for a story Tuesday.

He'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.

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