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Dispatch, Columbus, OH

Sunday, July 1, 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.
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