North Hollywood, Calif., college professor Michael I.
Silverman and his wife were awakened in their bedroom at 4 a.m., by
a noise in their living room. Silverman called the police from his
bedroom phone, grabbed a pistol, and went to investigate. When he
saw a man run from the house, Silverman fired a shot over his head.
The suspect ran back into Silverman's house, raised his hands in
surrender, and quietly waited for the police to arrive.
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