Fighting spirit saves retiree from attack - Yahoo! News BERLIN (Reuters) - A 70-year-old British pensioner, trained in martial arts during his military service, dispatched a gang of four would-be muggers in a late-night attack in Germany. "Looks like he had everything under control," a police spokesman from the German town of Bielefeld said of the incident last Friday. The man, a native of Birmingham who now lives in Germany, was challenged by three men, demanding money, while a fourth crept up behind him. Recalling his training, the Briton grabbed the first assailant and threw him over his shoulder. When a second man tried to kick him, the pensioner grabbed his foot and tipped him to the ground. At this point, the three men, thought to be aged between 18 and 25, fled, carrying their injured accomplice with them. The pensioner, whose name was not immediately available, suffered light abrasions.