What would a John Wayne fan do?

He’d kick holy hell out of his would be killers, that’s what he’d do.

Investigators say they were definitely going to rob him – possibly even kill him.

But an 80-year-old North Texan wasn’t about to let that happen, so he took action.

One of the suspects is in the hospital and both are facing charges.

He’s a WWII veteran, former firefighter and lifelong John Wayne devotee.

In short, even at 80, he is someone you just don’t mess with.

What the men didn’t know is Picket had taken a pistol and put it in his pocket before opening the door.

Now that’s what I’m talking about. Two thugs attack an 80 year old man, and he puts one of them in the hospital, and they’ll both be in jail for a long time.

The Duke would be smiling about that one, that’s for sure.