"Moreover, Forrest was subjected to hours of abusive interrogation and wrongly arrested just hours after watching his friend get shot and surviving an armed mugging himself."
And they survived a mugging outside the store in 1981, in which the father was pistol-whipped and the son shot in the stomach.
Throughout his career, he has nearly drowned in Cape Horn waters, survived a mugging by jungle revolutionaries, played basketball with George Clooney, and taken an acting lesson from Harrison Ford.
She was a sturdy, independent woman who survived a mugging at age 89 and lived on her own until she was 93.
John Cassidy: Mitt survives a mugging.
But it was the victory of a man who had narrowly survived an attempted mugging.