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News Press, St. Joseph, MO

Sunday, January 1, 1967

Platte City, Mo., gasoline station operator Jim Riddle surprised 2 men in the act of burglarizing his service station in the early morning hours. The pair fled, and Riddle grabbed a rifle and called for them to halt. When the men kept going, Riddle brought one of them down with a shot from his gun and held him for police. The other bandit escaped.

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