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Half-naked landlord defends pub with baseball bat in amazing security footage

These burglars picked the wrong pub.


Ramon Ramirez

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Posted on Oct 23, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 8:39 am CDT

Sometimes, stereotypes ring true in delightfully reaffirming fashion. Like the gray-haired barkeep that won’t stand for injustice and keeps a baseball bat at the ready. Turns out they have those in Croydon, England.

Danny Foley stopped running the White Horse pub back in August, but unfortunately for these burglars, the 52-year-old is still an early rising landlord with a commemorative Celtic FC bat.

A pair of masked intruders took a beer keg and hurled it through the main entrance’s glass window. That proved to be their undoing as it woke up Foley, and the half-naked avenger came at them swinging.

“I just put my leggings on and grabbed the bat and I saw their hammer on the floor and thought; ‘you’re mine mate,’” Foley told The Standard this week, looking back on the Nov. 2013 incident. 

Most impressively, Foley shows restraint in the end and let’s the second perp walk out of the pub on his own after he’s been ditched by his more athletic co-conspirator. That’s some Batman shit. 

.HT The Standard | Photo via Juan Cabanillas/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Oct 23, 2014, 2:55 pm CDT