The man smacked his assailant with his cane. Police say the attacker then ran over to two women, doused them with lighter fluid and lit a match, singeing their coats and one woman's hair. The women were not seriously hurt.
The guy was charged with two counts of first-degree assault. The older man's cane was bent in the attack and unusable. The Police Guild heard about the case and decided to buy him a replacement aluminum cane, inscribed with his name. Good move by the Police guild. They did the right thing and helped the man out.