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The Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, IA, 12/15/80

Sunday, March 1, 1981

A quintet of youthful extortionists threatened Council Bluff, Iowa, motel owner Rex Nelson with a tire tool and demanded his wallet. But they didn't count on the reaction of Nelson's wife Velma, who came to his rescue, driving the five away with a pistol. Police caught the criminals later on a highway outside town.

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