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Blind Veteran Gordon Besaw Subdues Would-Be Attacker

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After being attacked in broad daylight, a blind veteran from Oklahoma City was able to subdue his assailant until police arrived.

Gordon Besaw, 51, who suffers from glaucoma, was on the way to the VA Medical Center with his seeing eye dog Derby when 27-year-old Christopher Andrew attacked him.

"He asked me, 'Are you blind?' I said yes," said Besaw. "He said, 'I can make you see before you see God.’” After that exchange, Andrew punched Besaw in the head, WPTV reported.

"He said, 'I can make you see again,' and he punched me in the head again," Besaw said. "I'm like, 'Man, you're not going to like the way this is going to go.'"

The ex-U.S. Army Special Forces soldier told Derby to stay and used his military training to take Andrew down. "I hip tossed him," said Besaw. "... and I began to choke him."

Andrew is now looking at felony charges for aggravated assault and battery.

A video about the incident is below:

Sources: WPTVFox Nation