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Watch: 84-year-old man trips armed jewellery thief

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By Kirsten Ripper
Watch: 84-year-old man trips armed jewellery thief

<p>84-year-old Chilean Raul Munoz shocked onlookers and his wife on Saturday, October 29, when he leapt into action to stop an armed robber.</p> <p><span class="caps">CCTV</span> footage from the shopping centre where the incident took place shows the elderly man throwing out his leg in an attempt to trip the thief, who was fleeing a jewellery store after an attempted robbery.</p> <p>Munoz falls heavily to the floor from the the impact of the collision and the 15-year-old would-be-thief makes his getaway.</p> <p>Far from being impressed by his heroics, the 84-year-old said that his wife; “did not speak to me for four hours”, as she was so upset at the risk that he took. </p> <p>Of his actions Munoz says: “It was instinctive, if I had thought about it, I would not have done it. Nobody does anything. We’re all so stupid that we let them get the better of us, what are we supposed to do?”</p> <p>The elderly shopper was taken to hospital, but released shortly afterwards, reports say.</p>