Pensacola, Florida

From the Pensacola News Journal of August 17, 2007

76-year-old man wrestles gun away from robber

A 76-year-old Pensacola man wrestled a gun from a 64-year-old man trying to rob him Friday, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to reports of an armed robbery at Tall Oaks Campground about 11 a.m. and found Jay Robbins, 64, of Pensacola being held at gunpoint by Paul Ehler, 76.

According to investigators, Ehler said he was sitting in his office chair when Roberts walked in and said he was going to rob Ehler.

Ehler told investigators Roberts wanted him to sit in a chair to be bound. But when the suspect fumbled with the rope, Ehler came around the desk and attacked him, the report said.

After a brief struggle, Ehler got the gun away from the suspect and held him until deputies arrived.

Robbins was arrested for one count of armed robbery and taken to Escambia County Jail where he is being held on $50,000 bond.


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