Rumba Dancing Senior Outwits Teenage Attacker - New York News

Rumba Dancing Senior Outwits Teenage Attacker

Posted: Updated:

An Upper Darby senior used a little old-fashioned technology to get out of a potentially dangerous situation.

90-year old "Mike" was headed to a very important appointment in Bromall late Wednesday afternoon.   This life-long dancer was on his way to teach a rumba class and then head over to a social dance, but plans quickly changed when he got into his car.  After lowering his front win dew, Mike spotted a teen who'd been hanging around asking for change.

That teen then proceeded to stick his head into the car window and point a sharp object towards Mike.

Mike told the teen to wait a second and that he would give him money.  Instead, Mike activated the remote house alarm he carries with him, setting off an ear-splitting siren!

"He didn't run or anything.  He just walked away."  Mike told Fox 29's Bruce Gordon.

Ironically, Mike says he rigged that remote alarm himself, several years ago, after being victimized by a pair of armed robbers as he stepped out of his garage.  This time, the attacker headed for nearby Cobbs Creek Park.   

Mike called 911 and Upper Darby police quickly arrested 18-year old Keith Alexander.    Police say he was carrying a screwdriver and scuffled with officers.   

Mike identified his attacker, but not before complaining to an officer that he'd be late for his rumba class! 

Alexander is headed to court next week, on robbery and related charges.   

Mike will likely follow the legal proceedings, as long as they don't interfere with his dance lessons.

 

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Is NYC the most unhappiest city in America?

    Is NYC the most unhappiest city in America?

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:36:19 GMT
    When researchers in Canada and Harvard University examined the results of a survey that asked “In general, how satisfied are you with your life?” they found that New York City is the unhappiest city in the country. The data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Pittsburgh, Louisville, Milwaukee and Detroit round out the list.
    When researchers in Canada and Harvard University examined the results of a survey that asked “In general, how satisfied are you with your life?” they found that New York City is the unhappiest city in the country. The data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Pittsburgh, Louisville, Milwaukee and Detroit round out the list.
  • Two babies get herpes during ritual circumcision

    Two babies get herpes during ritual circumcision

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:19:03 GMT
    The New York City Department of Health has issued an alert after two babies were diagnosed with neonatal herpes this month after undergoing a ritual Jewish circumcision called metzitzah b'peh.  In this type of circumcision the mohel sucks blood directly from the infant's cut penis.  The infants need to be hospitalized and treated with intravenous acyclovir.
    The New York City Department of Health has issued an alert after two babies were diagnosed with neonatal herpes this month after undergoing a ritual Jewish circumcision called metzitzah b'peh.  In this type of circumcision the mohel sucks blood directly from the infant's cut penis.  The infants need to be hospitalized and treated with intravenous acyclovir.
  • Blaze engulfs commercial building in NJ

    Blaze engulfs commercial building in NJ

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:07 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:07:25 GMT
    A two-alarm fire broke out in a commercial building in New Jersey on Tuesday. The fire erupted on Bergen Boulevard and 12th Street in Palisades Park. SkyFoxHD was over the scene as heavy smoke poured out from the building. It is not clear what sparked the fire. No injuries were reported.
    A two-alarm fire broke out in a commercial building in New Jersey on Tuesday. The fire erupted on Bergen Boulevard and 12th Street in Palisades Park. SkyFoxHD was over the scene as heavy smoke poured out from the building. It is not clear what sparked the fire. No injuries were reported.

Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices