Speak softly and carry a big stick, with a sharpened iron head. Or something like that.
The tables turn on a 70-year-old homeless man accused of trying to rob a Barre Town couple at gunpoint in their own home.
Police say Kenneth Pecor was able to get inside a home on Little John Road Sunday morning. He allegedly demanded cash and a car while pointing a rifle at two of the residents.
But after a struggle, the homeowner was able to fight back.
“He was able to take and use a tomahawk, and defend himself against the male and was able to grab the rifle and had the male subdued waiting for the police when he got there,” said Chief Michael Stevens, Barre Town Police Department.
Someone called this “the most Vermonty robbery ever” in the story’s comments. I disagree. There would need to be a moose and a vat of maple syrup to complete the cliche. This one has a way to go to reach Peak Vermont.
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