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Placer County (CA) Man Punches Bear In Face To Save His Dog

May 01, 2015 -- 8:04am

A foothills man came face-to-face with a bear outside his home. He didn’t run. He didn’t call wildlife officials.

Instead, he wound up and punched the bear in the face.

Carl Moore is not a guy who scares easily.

“The man or beast that I run from ain’t been born, and his momma’s already dead,” he said.

He’s 73 years old with a wiry frame and one heck of a character. And it turns out he’s also quite a bear fighter.

“I ain’t run from nothing; I never have in my whole life and I ain’t going to start now,” he said. “And you’re not going to sacrifice my babies for some damn bear.”

Lacy

The other week, Lacy, the dog he loves like a daughter, started whimpering outside. Carl ran out and there it was—a bear who had no idea what world it just stepped into—Carl’s world.

“And I raised both hands in the air and I cussed at him, ‘Rrraaaaaaa! Get out of here you bastard, and he looked at me like ‘Go eff yourself,” he said.

bear grr

What happened next can only be described as insane.

Carl landed a whirling haymaker, punching the bear right in the face—bear-handed if you will.

“He come up like this, and turned, boom, I hit him hard. Tyler said I damn corkscrewed his head,” he said.

carl bear

We’ve all heard of a tall tale—the big fish that got away, so was Carl up to it? Well, if you talk to John Sargent, who’s known him for 25 years, he’ll say you bet.

“Carl just smacks it, I couldn’t believe it,” he said.

He’s a friend and an employee with the construction company Carl owns. He says the bear was a bit shorter than Carl, but still a formidable opponent. After talking to them for awhile, it’s no surprise that Carl punched a bear.

bear punch

“He’s an ex-first recon Marine,” Sargent said. “He’s been in barroom brawls, all kinda stuff.”

The bear is long gone and likely in no rush for another Foothill fist fight with the new reigning champ. But if he does return, you know Carl will be ready with that right hand.

“This guy’s a jerk, but he ain’t been back since he’s been smacked by Carl,” Carl said. (via CBS Sacramento)

Sawyer Fredericks Coming to The Palace

May 01, 2015 -- 6:51am
 
5/6/20158:00 PM
This performance will be filmed as part of the contestant's 'Homecoming' to be aired on "The Voice."

WNYT and the Palace Theatre are excited to host a special "homecoming" performance with local singer/songwriter Sawyer Fredericks. Fredericks, the teenage troubadour from Fultonville, NY who has been wowing audiences around the globe every week as part of NBC's Emmy Award winning competition show "The Voice," will perform a FREE concert at the Palace Theatre on Wednesday, MAY 6 at 8PM (Doors will open at 6:30PM). 

The 16-year-old folk-soul singer is one of just six finalists that advanced on Tuesday's episode of the competition. A fan favorite, Fredericks was again one of the first three contestants saved by America's votes, and still has yet to be in the bottom three in any round. 

The Team Pharrell favorite and this season's youngest artist, Sawyer has consistently impressed judges and fans with his covers of Ray LaMontagne's "Trouble," John Lennon's "Imagine," "Man of Constant Sorrow" and the Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris." He did it again this week with a cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Simple Man," which reached #2 on iTunes Download Charts. 

Tickets for the performance are COMPLIMENTARY and will be available on a first come, first served basis beginning FRIDAY, MAY 1 AT 10AM. Seating will be General Admission. There is a 4 ticket limit per person. Tickets must be picked up in person at the Palace Theatre Box Office, located at 19 Clinton Avenue in Albany, NY or the offices of WNYT, located at 715 North Pearl Street in Menands, NY. Palace Box Office hours are 10am - 5pm Monday through Friday, and Saturdays 10am - 2pm. The Box Office will remain open through the intermission of the Sawyer Fredericks concert on May 6. 

Because "The Voice" will be on hand to record the event, please do not wear clothing or hats with logos or artwork on them. Each lucky ticket recipient will need to sign a release in order to enter the theatre, and please note that ticket holders under 18 will need the signature of their legal parent or guardian. (via The Palace)

Photo Of Teen Supermarket Worker Walking 95-Year-Old Customer Home Goes Viral

Apr 30, 2015 -- 10:02am
A teen is being hailed a hero for his simple yet compassionate act.
 
Christian Trouesdale, an 18-year-old supermarket employee in Horwich, U.K., went above and beyond his job description, this past Friday. The teen took it upon himself to accompany a 95-year-old customer Bob Malloy home to make sure he arrived safely.
 
 
Samantha-Jayne Brady, a local fast food worker who saw the two out of a window while she was working, told HuffPost that a customer snapped a picture of the pair walking hand-in-hand for her. She shared the picture on Facebook where it quickly went viral, and now has more than 285,000 likes.
 
The teen, whose story has reached people from across the globe, including Dubai and Australia, says he feels his compassionate act was nothing spectacular.
 
"It is very strange because this is just something I would normally do," Trouesdale told The Bolton News. "My parents have raised me to treat other people like you want to be treated yourself."
 
This isn't the first time Trouesdale has come to Malloy's aid. A week prior to the incident, the elderly man was concerned with the strong winds that day and so the teen accompanied him home. When the teen walked with Malloy the second time around, he told The Bolton News that they had the chance to share some pleasant conversation.
 
"We had a good chat about everything from the General Election to the history of Horwich -- he knew lots about everything," Trouesdale said.
 
Since this latest kind act, a GoFundMe campaign has been started to reward the supermarket employee for his good deed. Brady told HuffPost that the teen has been busy keeping up with all the positive messages he's received. And while Trouesdale has been lauded as a hero, it seems that the teen has gained a beautiful bond as an added bonus.
 
"[Trouesdale's] been to visit Bob since," Brady told HuffPost. "They have a lovely friendship and they will definitely be keeping in touch often."
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