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The Daily News, Bangor, ME

Wednesday, September 1, 1982

Lottie Eldridge, 60, had hunted for years near her Ossippee, N.H., home, so gun-handling was nothing new to her. But she took on bigger game than deer or bear when she spotted a pair of burglars at work on a nearby home. She called police, then retrieved her .38 cal. revolver. She apprehended one burglar and held him for police, who said her action helped crack a two-state antique burglary ring.

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