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The News, Lynchburg, VA, 2/10/82

Thursday, April 1, 1982

Geraldine Riddick was watching television in her Virginia Beach, Va., home when she heard a light tapping at the front door. By the time she reached the door, the tapping came from a side door. Suspicious, she retrieved her husband's pistol and went to investigate. When a pair of burglars broke down the back door, she was waiting, gun in hand, to hold them for police.

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