If you've read any of LAMs posts you'll come to know that the average american is fat, lazy, uneducated, and entitled to social benefits because they're american. Canadians are a different breed that is clearly illustrated in this article.




Manitoba man survives being shot nine times while fighting off Dominican robbers



According to his family, Les Lehmann has no history of macho endeavours. He used to run a Manitoba tree planting contractor, yes, but the 64-year-old had no special military or weapons training, and was typically known to spend his leisure time with a guitar on his knee.

Yet, on the night of Jan. 30, despite having nine bullets shot into him at close range, Mr. Lehmann single-handedly drove a pair of armed robbers away from a Dominican Republic apartment complex using nothing more than a baseball bat.

?He still doesn?t think he?s a hero,? said daughter-in-law Eugenia Lehmann, speaking from Winnipeg. ?To us, he?s just a regular loving grandfather. ? He just did what he did.?

Originally from Carman, just outside of Winnipeg, Mr. Lehmann has been living in the Dominican Republic for about eight years. As part of a ?semi-retirement? plan, explained his daughter-in-law, Mr. Lehmann and his wife, Lynda, moved to the Caribbean to operate a small complex of vacation condos on the country?s north coast, just adjacent to El Choco National Park.

?Kick back in our tastefully designed condos nestled in beautifully landscaped grounds with lots of birds, mature fruit trees + flowering plants,? reads an online description of the vacation spot. ?Relax in the tranquil + serene tropical ambiance, while sipping your favourite beverage or surfing the net poolside, or at the thatched roof bar.?

Visitor reviews praised the beachside locale, and noted Mr. Lehmann?s ?relaxing? guitar playing, as well as his encyclopedic knowledge of the surrounding area.

Last Thursday, Mr. Lehmann had just welcomed a group of 26 francophone students from Manitoba who had come to the Dominican Republic on a volunteer mission.

Originally from Carman, just outside of Winnipeg, Mr. Lehmann has been living in the Dominican Republic for about eight years. As part of a ?semi-retirement? plan, explained his daughter-in-law, Mr. Lehmann and his wife, Lynda, moved to the Caribbean to operate a small complex of vacation condos on the country?s north coast, just adjacent to El Choco National Park.

?Kick back in our tastefully designed condos nestled in beautifully landscaped grounds with lots of birds, mature fruit trees + flowering plants,? reads an online description of the vacation spot. ?Relax in the tranquil + serene tropical ambiance, while sipping your favourite beverage or surfing the net poolside, or at the thatched roof bar.?

Visitor reviews praised the beachside locale, and noted Mr. Lehmann?s ?relaxing? guitar playing, as well as his encyclopedic knowledge of the surrounding area.

Last Thursday, Mr. Lehmann had just welcomed a group of 26 francophone students from Manitoba who had come to the Dominican Republic on a volunteer mission.

From the floor, said Eugenia Lehmann, the bruised and battered Mr. Lehmann could follow the path of the burglars as they switched on lights to guide their way through the complex. When he realized they were turning their attention to the rooms housing the students, he got up and went in search of a new weapon.

A surveillance video shows what happened next. Seemingly out of nowhere, Mr. Lehmann lunges at one of the burglars with a baseball bat, dropping the man to the ground with a blow to the head.

The second robber then fires two pistol shots into Mr. Lehmann while attempting to drag his now-motionless partner to safety. Although Mr. Lehmann is hit, he lurches toward the pistol-wielding man unabated, and is shot twice more.

Mr. Lehmann stumbles slightly after taking the additional point-blank rounds, but still manages to grab the fallen burglar?s gun and raise his bat at the second burglar when another volley of gunfire causes him to collapse.

As the burglar quickly takes the gun from Mr. Lehmann and drags his unconscious accomplice out of the frame, Mr. Lehmann ? now suffering from nine bullet wounds ? can be seen reaching for his bat and attempting to crawl after the pair.

By the time he could make it to an operating table, Mr. Lehmann only had 1.5 litres of blood in his system. In addition to the initial blunt-force injuries he suffered, the bullets shattered his arm bone, broke his knee and left his torso peppered with holes, although each shot managed to miss a vital organ.

In addition, the gun was so close that Mr. Lehmann suffered hearing loss from the shots and still has traces of gunpowder in his body.

Through it all, Mr. Lehmann never lost consciousness, and in photos sent from his bedside, the resort owner is alert and smiling. The 64-year-old remains laid up in a Dominican hospital, although he intends to return to Canada once able.

The Lehmann family has launched a website, DonateToLes.com, to raise money for his medical expenses and, according to Eugenia Lehmann, manage the volumes of praise already beginning to pour in.






http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/02...nican-robbers/