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The Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, MO, 11/1/81

Monday, February 1, 1982

"Be cool, man," a burglar commanded Alan Pearson when the St. Louis, Mo., homeowner found the housebreaker in his den. But Pearson ran for his .45 automatic instead, and when the criminal pointed a 12-ga. shotgun at him, opened fire, hitting the crook in the leg.

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