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American Rifleman, September, 2020

A robber was shot and wounded when he attempted to burglarize a home in Fort Worth, Tex., in the early morning hours of Sept. 2, 2020.

The incident began just before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning when the robber kicked in the front door to the home. As the robber entered the home, he encountered a woman and began assaulting her. The woman’s son then shot the robber in the leg.

The wounded robber then fled the residence and jumped into a getaway vehicle nearby in the street. The robber was taken to his sister’s home until he fled once again when he learned that she called the police.

Authorities believe the home was targeted by the robbers who intended to steal firearms from the residence. (star-telegram.com, Fort Worth, Tex., 09/02/2020)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives June 1973   

Addie Whitesides, a church cleaning woman in Charlotte, N.C., was at work before dawn when she came face to face with a prowler. Screaming, Mrs. Whitesides ran for the door, followed by the man.

Once outside, she drew a pistol and held it on the intruder until police arrived. She has carried the gun since the church was broken into recently. (Greensboro Daily News, Greensboro, N.C.)

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