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Elderly Korean War Vet Fights Off Carjacker

LINCOLN PARK, Mich. (WJBK) -- "Even today when I [thought] about it, I thought, 'Oh my God, I could have been dead or he could have been dead,'" said Constance Trusewicz.

The 78-year-old has been married to her 81-year-old husband, Barney, for 56 years. They both have bad knees, but they are still active and the best of friends.

Saturday they stopped at a gas station at Fort and Goddard in Lincoln Park. Police say 39-year-old Christopher Bowens had somewhere to go and he decided to carjack Constance and Barney.

It turns out Bowens just got out of prison in December and has as many priors as he does tattoos -- numerous bank robberies, larcenies and stolen cars.

"He indicated that he targeted the elderly couple because of their age," Lincoln Park Police Sergeant Joseph Lavis said in court. "He felt that they would offer little or no resistance."

Surveillance video from the gas st

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Added: Mar-28-2012 Occurred On: Mar-28-2012
By: marinemom
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Tags: carjack, veteran, Korean War vet, crime, Barney Trusewicz
Location: Lincoln Park, Michigan, United States (load item map)
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