What happens when a lunatic decides to break into the home of a former professional wrestler? Even at age 68, Hacksaw Jim Duggan is no pushover. But Duggan took no chances when a man forced his way into his home. The former pro-wrestler took the uninvited guest to the mat, then held him there with a .44 Magnum until deputies arrived.
A .44 just seems to fit a guy who was known as “Hacksaw” in his wrestling days forty-plus years ago.
Duggan then posted his thanks to the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office for taking out the trash afterwards. Talk about a classy guy!
— “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan (@RealHacksawJim) December 17, 2022
The New York Post covered the incident . . .
Jim Duggan is one of the most recognizable names in pro wrestling and earlier this month he needed to put some of those moves to good use when he was faced with an intruder in his South Carolina home.
Duggan, who goes by “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan in the wrestling world, revealed in an interview with Wrestling Inc. on Friday that his home was broken into on Dec. 8 and that he faced the intruder himself.
The 68-year-old told the wrestling news outlet that a man in his mid-20s entered through his and wife Debra’s front door. Duggan said he took the man down by himself and grabbed his .44 caliber pistol and held the man at gunpoint. The retired wrestler added that he heard more people outside and thought there could be more trouble, so he turned off his Christmas lights and told the man to keep silent.
Duggan said the man he held at gunpoint appeared to be frightened and thought the people in the neighborhood were coming to kill him. Duggan said he called the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Department to help take care of the matter.
All’s well that ends well. Merry Christmas, Hacksaw.