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The Times, Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, April 1, 1967

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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