Elderly man throat-punches armed intruder high on bath salts

Posted at 9:04 PM, Dec 05, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-05 23:31:21-05

An armed intruder high on bath salts was no match for  79-year-old retired cowboy and his bare hands.

38-year-old Charles Smith barged into Ervin Brittnacher’s home in Galveston County, Tex. wielding a riffle early Monday morning.  Brittnacher offered a  swift “chop” to his throat, knocking Smith to the ground.  Then Brittnacher punched Smith right below his ribs for good measure.

When police arrived on the scene they marveled at how well Brittnacher handled the situation, and took Smith into custody.

Smith was charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault.