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Arthur M. Lewis may be elderly, but criminals are learning the North Palm Beach man is no easy mark.

The 89-year-old decorated World War II veteran foiled an armed robbery attempt Saturday afternoon at his Lake Park jewelry business that left a 44-year-old suspect with six gunshot wounds, but no loot.

The 89-year-old decorated World War II veteran foiled an armed robbery attempt Saturday afternoon at his Lake Park jewelry business that left a 44-year-old suspect with six gunshot wounds, but no loot.

Lewis was working behind the counter at The Jewelry Exchange at 900 N. Federal Highway when he was approached by a gun-wielding man around 3 p.m., according to an arrest report from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Lewis said he immediately grabbed the suspect’s revolver and pulled out a .38-caliber handgun from his own pocket.

Lewis was working behind the counter at The Jewelry Exchange at 900 N. Federal Highway when he was approached by a gun-wielding man around 3 p.m., according to an arrest report from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Lewis said he immediately grabbed the suspect’s revolver and pulled out a .38-caliber handgun from his own pocket.

The two men wrestled for several minutes and fired shots at each other. Despite battling someone half his age, Lewis got the best of it. A man identified by the sheriff’s office as Lennard Patrick Jervis, a Miramar resident, was shot six times by Lewis, including four times in the chest. Lewis’ left arm was grazed by a bullet, but he was otherwise unscathed.

Lewis said Jervis continued to fight with vigor, even with four gunshot wounds to the chest and one each to the wrist and leg. Large bullet holes remained in the store’s walls Monday and the area behind the counter where Lewis and Jervis fought hand to hand was trashed.

“People think because he’s 89, he’s frail,” said Vivien Bresnahan, Lewis’ girlfriend. “That irritates me because he’s anything but (frail).”

Jarvis eventually stumbled over the counter toward the front door and asked Lewis to buzz him out. Lewis complied.

“I was so glad to get rid of him,” said Lewis, who has been in business for 20 years. “I’d had enough of him.”

I think it’s safe to say the scum felt the same about you, Arthur. But your story is as good a refutation of the “liberal” gun-grabbers’ “high capacity assault magazine clip” horseshit as there is. Sometimes, six shots just aren’t adequate for the task at hand. Heavy, heavy emphasis on this:

Court records show that Jervis has been arrested 20 times in Miami-Dade and Broward counties since 1989.

Gee, imagine my surprise. The thieving punk was well along what you might call the Martin-Brown Road; he wouldn’t have stopped until he’d killed some poor soul like Lewis, or like my friend Chris, who was stabbed to death (over forty times) a couple of years ago when he arrived home from work to find his house being tossed by another of these oxygen thieves with a rap sheet as long as your right leg. Too bad Lewis didn’t off him; it’s extremely doubtful the filth learned anything from his righteous ventilating, and will be back plying his trade in a few short years.

Via Glenn, who says: “But maybe Lewis should upgun to a .44?” Heh. Indeed.

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  1. Better still, move up to a .45 ACP – and make it one of those nice ones with a “high-capacity magazine”, while he’s at it.

    That way, he won’t need to buzz the perp out the door, just dial 911 and the “authorities” can remove the body at their leisure.

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