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Orlando, Florida -- A masked man tries robbing a 79-year-old man at an Orlando gas station, but gets more than he bargained for.

"There was no time to ask for help. It was all action from beginning to end," Lail said of the attack.

Surveillance video showed Marvin Lail struggling with his attacker. And when the suspect tried overpowering him, Lail fought back.

Surveillance video showed 79-year-old Marvin Lail struggling with his attacker. WTSP

Lail says he was targeted because he's a senior citizen.

"He said, 'give it up old man.' He wasn't getting my money, he wasn't getting my wallet, he'd have to kill me to get it," Lail said.

A gas station employee eventually intervened and the would-be robber took off.

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