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81-year-old man defends wife from carjacker

A still of surveillance video shows a carjacker entering the vehicle of a couple at a Michigan gas station. The driver fought off the carjacker, who threatened his wife with a butcher knife.

March 28, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
An 81-year-old man saved his wife from a carjacker who threatened her with a butcher knife at a Michigan gas station.

The man left his wife in their parked vehicle to pay the cashier for their gas. While he was gone, a man entered the vehicle and threatened the man's wife with the butcher knife, according to police.

When the man returned to his car, a struggle ensued with the carjacker until he ran off. Police arrested the suspect minutes later. The couple wasn't hurt.

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