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Old Geezers Thwart Poker Tournament Robbery

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Dec/01/2009

The Texas Dolly, Doyle Brunson, would be proud.

Two Texas senior citizens stopped two young robbers after they ran off with cash from a poker tournament.

From Pokerati.com:

Two masked, pistol-wielding youngins reportedly ganked about $7,000 from a 2/5 NL Hold'em game of mostly retired old-school Texas rounders (ages 50something to 80something) on the rural outskirts of Dallas.

But sprinting across a rain-soaked pasture to a presumed getaway vehicle, the wannabe bandits apparently spooked some horses ... one thing led to another ... and with sirens in the background getting louder, two players chasing after them had their own guns pointed at the armed robbers as they lay in a field. According to a source on the scene, the de-facto table sheriffs disarmed their assailants in a hailstorm of expletives, pulled off their masks, and grabbed back the moneybag while waiting for police. (Half the cash was missing, and what was still there was soaking wet.)

Seagoville PD arrived soon after and arrested the two "very young" white males the players had captured.

The young assailants were later identified as Chaz White and Travis Thomas, ages 18 and 19.

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