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The Tribune, Des Moines, IA, 1/7/81

Wednesday, April 1, 1981

Virginia Bermann, 64, was alone in her Des Moines, Iowa, home when a pair of burglars crashed in. Taking refuge in her bedroom, she fired a warning shot through the door routing the housebreakers, who fled empty-handed.

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