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Sometimes You Just Pick The Wrong 63-Year-Old Guy To Rob

You're looking at Quintin Wade Brown, 25, of Texas City. You may notice his left eye seems to be a bit distressed.

That's because Brown tried to rob a 63-year-old guy of two bucks and some potato chips outside a convenience store.

Note to future robbers: Before attempting such a stunt, make sure your intended victim is not named Robert Hathcock. Because the Biblically named Mr. Hathcock will not go down lightly.

The Texas City police haven't returned our calls seeking information on this (see update), but they talked to the Galveston County Daily News, and the details are skimpy but telling.

Hathcock said he was approached by a guy trying to rob him outside the store around midnight, and the guy then fled.

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He was found a few blocks away. "A jail booking photo revealed Brown had a swollen right eye and an abrasion on his brow," the News reported.

Hathcock did not require medical attention, Texas City Police said.

Galveston County jail officials tell Hair Balls Brown is still in jail after the March 13 incident, with bond posted at $40,000.

Update: The Texas City police have gotten back with us, but have no details beyond what's out there already. But we do want to give props for the return call.

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