After taking his dog for a walk, Ben Kaplan of Fort Worth,
Tex., came home to witness a man breaking a window at the rear of
his house. When the dog barked, the would-be housebreaker
threatened to kill the animal, then fired gunshots that struck the
homeowner in each arm. Kaplan, 74, returned fire and wounded the
man, who fled. The 20-year-old criminal was arrested at a nearby
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