75 Year-Old Saves 16 Kids From Knife-Wielding Attacker

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A 75 year-old war vet did something incredible in his hometown of Morton, Illnois, recently. He thwarted a dangerous pedophile with mental health issues from attacking and killing sixteen young children in a library.

Hero James Vernon was taking a chess club meeting at Morton Library when disturbed nineteen-year-old Dustin Brown came in brandishing two large hunting knives and threatening to murder everyone. He got in the way of the attacker, injuring himself in the process.

James Vernon

Speaking to a local newspaper, Vernon described the attack like this:

“I tried to talk to him. I tried to settle him down. I didn’t, but I did deflect his attention and calmed him a bit. I asked him if he was from Morton, did he go to high school. I asked what his problem was. He said his ‘life sucks’. That’s a quote. I grabbed him and threw… Somehow he wound up on a table. I hit him on the (right) collarbone with my closed hand.”

Pedo Attack

Brown is being held by police on a bond of $800,000. He’s charged with a whole host of crimes including: attempted murder, armed violence, aggravated battery to a person over age 60 and burglary for entering the library with intent to commit a crime.

In blocking Brown’s wild knife swipes, Vernon suffered two cut arteries and a tendon on his left hand. Nasty stuff. Yet, in doing so he guaranteed that none of the children were scratched. What a hero.

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