From his residence in rural Ripley County, Mo., James Junior
Dean heard strange noises coming from his adjacent package store.
While his wife called the sheriff's office, Dean armed himself with
a shotgun and investigated. He discovered the front door had been
forced by a juvenile burglar whom he held until authorities arrived.
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