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3 Arrested in Home Invasion

75-Year-Old Legend Fought Off Burglars

2/17/2014 7:46 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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RESPECT YOUR ELDERS ... 'cause 75-year-old Skip Bertman -- former LSU baseball coach -- has been ID'd as the mystery man who fought off three home invaders inside his Louisiana house ... cops say.

Oh, and all three suspects have now been arrested.

As we previously reported, the attempted burglary was thwarted early Saturday morning when they were violently confronted by a resident.

Now, cops say ... the suspects are all teenagers -- an 18-year-old and two 16-year-olds -- and Bertman brought the ruckus when he heard them inside the home.

According to officials, the teens entered the home through an unlocked bathroom window ... before running into Bertman -- who took on the punks and actually tried to DETAIN one of the men.

They eventually ran away like cowards (after grabbing some cash and some of Skip's championship rings) ... but cops located the suspects and took 'em all into custody. The 18-year-old was sent to a nearby prison and the 16-year-olds are in juvi.

Bottom line -- SKIP BERTMAN IS A FRICKIN' BADASS!!!!

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5 COMMENTS

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Flexin_duces     

Went to prison? Don't you have to spend time in county and be prosecuted before you so prison time?

216 days ago
2.

RunnersHi5    

Geaux skip!!!

215 days ago
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Seriously?!?    

Little punks! Have fun explaining how 3 of you got your @ss handed to you by a 75yr old man.

215 days ago
4.

j    

They are damn lucky their not dead. He probably saw they were kids. Wanna bet he has at lest one gun ? Nothing scarier than a pissed off old man . Just read some current news.

215 days ago
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Vote2012    

This is exactly why people need guns, and carry legal guns, if he had a gun he could have blown these animals away. You cannot depend on the cops to save you, by the time you call the cops and they finally show up you could be dead. Protect yourself, don't listen to the left wing liberals who want to ban firearms.

215 days ago

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