by plugging bullet holes with his fingers!
DailyMail: A U.S. Marine officer has told the incredible story of how he survived a street robbery by plugging bullet holes in his body with his fingers. Lieutenant Colonel Karl Trenker, of Miramar, Florida, was shot three times as he confronted two men who had stolen a gold chain from him.
He said he used his battlefield training from Afghanistan and Iraq to stem blood from chest wounds by shoving his finger into the gaping wound. ’I knew I was shot,’ he said. ‘I just didn’t know I was shot that many times. I put my fingers in the holes to stop the bleeding and ran back to the truck and told my kids I had been shot, but not to worry.’
Lt Colonel Trenker added: ‘I go to Iraq and Afghanistan multiple times, and I haven’t been shot or blown up, and I’m here at home in Florida.’ Lt Colonel Trenker is in a serious but stable condition after undergoing emergency surgery following the shooting in Deerfield Beach, Florida.
He met two men who wanted to purchase his fiancée’s necklace she had advertised on Craigslist. They tried to steal the necklace and cowardly shot the Trenker.
Other good news: Officers responding to the shooting found 20-year-olds James Flournoy and Jeff Steele close to the scene. Both men remain in custody without bond and face attempted murder charges.
I have a feeling that if the Lt Colonel had been armed, those wannabe thieves would have been history!
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