Recounting what happened, Boswell stated, "There was an assailant, with my daughter on the floor, hand on her throat and a gun to her face." At 77-years-old, one might think that Mr. Boswell would stay back against an aggressive man with a gun. No dice.
"I did what probably other fathers or parents would do, or any of you," Boswell said, "I went after him."
Boswell ran at the robber, tackling him with such force that the 77-year-old congressman actually broke a rib. Despite the injury, Mr. Boswell wrestled with the criminal until his grandson grabbed a shotgun.
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Update- There are grumblings that some of the aspects of Mr. Boswell's story are embellished, but they are, at this time, wholly unsubstantiated.