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95-year-old WWII vet fights off burglar who threatened to kill him

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Frederick Bennett, a 95-year-old World War II veteran, was enjoying a quiet evening at home with his Chihuahua, Hugo, and his daughter, Mary, earlier this month when his dog alerted him to a noise in the house.

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Frederick, a Wisconsin resident, said that he walked into the kitchen, where he saw a closed bedroom door that piqued his interest. He forced the door open. Much to his surprise, an intruder was inside the bedroom.

"The guy's standing flat against the wall," Frederick explained told KMGH-TV. "I'm almost nose-to-nose to him."

Frederick said he warned the man to leave his home, but the burglar refused to leave.

"He says, 'I want your wallet, give me your wallet. I'll kill you, I'll kill the dog," Frederick explained.

The WWII vet then attacked the suspect and physically tried to throw him out of the house.

When the suspect allegedly grabbed Frederick's wallet, the elderly man found himself angry. He tackled the intruder and the two of them ended up on the ground, wrestling.

As the two tussled on the ground, Frederick's 51-year-old daughter, Mary Bennett, heard the commotion and went to check it out. Seeing her 95-year-old father on the floor, Mary jumped into action and began strong-arming the intruder toward the door.

Mary alleged that the intruder bit her on the arm and threatened her.

The suspect reportedly fled the home through the back door, but Mary wasn't about to let him get away — she chased him through the Bennetts' neighborhood instead.

"He said, 'I'm sorry!' [and] I said, 'I'm sorry doesn't cut it,'" Mary told KMGH. She eventually caught up to him and tackled him, restraining him until authorities arrived to take over.

According to KMGH, a 53-year-old man was charged with burglary and battery to a person.

"I'm very proud," Frederick Bennett told the network. "She was the hero. She followed him in her bare feet for four blocks!"

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