Pearl Ferguson, a Sacramento, Calif., veteran of four
previous holdups in her little grocery store, was accosted by an
armed thug who said, "This is a stickup." "Go ahead and shoot," she
replied. As the gunman edged towards her, Mrs. Ferguson reached for
a hidden pistol, cocked it, and pointed it at the startled bandit.
He fled into the street shouting, "Don't shoot, I give up, I give
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