Enraged by a series of five burglaries in just two weeks,
Johnie Matthews started sleeping at his New Orleans, La.,
barbershop. His patience was rewarded when a man broke in, waking
him. Retrieving his .22 cal. revolver, Matthews went to
investigate. When the intruder rushed him with a lead pipe,
Matthews fired once, hitting the criminal in the chest and killing
him. Police called the shooting a justifiable homicide.
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