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The Armed Citizen® July 9, 2018

The Armed Citizen® July 9, 2018

Early one evening, a 75-year-old woman was at home when she heard repeated knocking on her front door. When she answered, she was shocked to find two men, one of which was pointing a handgun at her. The men entered the home and tied the woman's hands behind her back. Luckily, she was able to free her hands and disarm the armed robber. During the struggle, the woman was a able to retrieve a handgun from a nightstand, causing both robbers to flee. A couple of days later, police located the men and arrested them. One was charged with burglary with intent to commit a felony other than theft and the other was charged with forgery. (Amarillo Globe-News, Amarillo, TX, 12/28/17)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
July 1962
The owner of a market in Columbus, Ohio, Theodore Patsioures, pretended to follow the orders of two bandits who had entered the store and demanded money, but instead he triggered a homemade alarm system which was wired to a doorbell in the living room of his home adjoining the store. His 63-year-old wife heard the distress signal, picked up a pistol, and ran to the scene. One of the yeggs had fled when the alarm went off, but the other was still there when Mrs. Patsioures arrived. She held him at gunpoint until police took her prisoner away. (Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH)

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