Cancer patient detains home invaders, MLive.com, Michigan, 09/21/12

Posted on September 26, 2012

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63-year-old cancer patient Dixon Smith was at home in Laketon Township, Mich. when a pair of burglars broke into his house. Smith spotted one of the criminals walking by his front window, and then heard the burglars talking downstairs. After retrieving a shotgun, Smith confronted the intruders, ordering them to the ground. The burglars complied, and Smith held the pair until police could arrive.

According to Smith, the police response took “Kind of a long five to 10 minutes.” (MLive.com, Michigan, 09/21/12)

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