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The Banner, Nashville, TN, 3/13/92

Saturday, May 1, 1982

Ray Simmons was driving past a 7-11 store about 4 a.m. one morning when he saw a trio of men tossing a newspaper rack through the store's glass door. Simmons screeched to a halt and, using his .38, apprehended the three and held them for police.

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