66-Year-Old Florida Man Fights Off Carjacker

A Florida man, Robert Polk, 66, turned the tables on a would-be car thief early Thursday morning, delivering a resounding lesson in self-defense. The incident unfolded when Polk heard a noise outside his home and discovered 29-year-old Blake Robinson attempting to break into his car.

Acting quickly, Polk called 911 before confronting the intruder. A physical altercation ensued, during which Robinson initially overpowered Polk, knocking him to the ground and kicking him in the head. Despite the brutal attack, Polk managed to fight back, subduing Robinson until police arrived.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, in a spirited Facebook post, detailed the encounter, praising Polk’s resilience. “Welcome to Brevard County, where we proudly support… ‘Play stupid games…win stupid prizes,'” the post read. Deputies arrested Robinson, noting that he appeared to be having difficulty standing after the encounter with Polk.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey emphasized the consequences of Robinson’s actions. “That’s right Mr. Tough Guy, Robinson, got manhandled by a 66-year-old man who thankfully only required brief medical treatment and was left without any serious injuries!” the sheriff’s office noted.

Robinson, sporting visible injuries, was taken to a local medical facility before being transported to the Brevard County Jail. There, he was charged with burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and felony battery on a person over 65. His bond was set at $30,000.

Sheriff Ivey had strong words for the would-be thief. “He got an enhanced charge for hitting someone over the age of 65 who ended up whooping his punk butt!” Ivey added, “As we like to say here in Brevard County, ‘Mess Around and Find Out!'”

Polk, who emerged from the ordeal with minor injuries, showcased the importance of self-defense and community vigilance. The incident serves as a stark reminder that attempting to victimize others can have unexpected and painful consequences.