Armed with an empty shotgun, a Pennsylvania housewife drove
five escapees from the Northumberland County Prison into the hands
of police. The five had turned up at the Eugene Troxell home in
rural Sunbury, Pa., and asked for water. When Troxell complied, two
of them threatened him with knives and demanded his car keys.
Ostensibly going for the keys, Mrs. Troxell came back with a shotgun
and bluffed the men into releasing her husband. The fugitives were
picked up later near the Troxell home.
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