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The Daily News, Greenville, MI

Wednesday, December 1, 1965

In Rockford, Mich., grocery store owner, Duane Sweat, was aroused from his bed over the store by the sound of a door being broken. Getting a pistol, Sweat went to investigate and confronted 2 men at the front door carrying out merchandise. The grocer ordered them to stand where they were. When the 2 intruders threatened him, Sweat fired 2 shots into the ground and held the men at bay until police arrived.

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