An 84-year-old Veteran Fights Off Mugger With Hot Coffee


In Queens, New York, 84-year-old Oliver Neligan was attacked on his way to Mass at Saint Sebastian Catholic Church, a few blocks away. Mr. Neligan had reportedly left a deli when he spotted a man following him. He said, "When I went to take a sip of my coffee, he jumped me from the back and put his hands around my neck." But Neligan fought back and threw his cup of coffee on the attacker who then pulled him to the ground. Neligan hit his head on a wall but managed to pull off the suspect's face mask. He suffered swelling and bleeding to his head, right eye, and right arm. Police are searching for the mugger, who didn't get a dime from Mr. Neligan.