A murder suspect was making his escape from the scene of a
robbery when he passed the Akron, Ohio, home of Robert Zwallen.
Zwallen drew his .44 Spl. revolver and held the criminal, who later
confessed to the murder, for police. One high-ranking police
official complained that Zwallen had no right to apprehend the
culprit, but the chief of police and the Police Benevolent Ass'n
both honored Zwallen for his actions.
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