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The Tribune, Tampa, FL, 1/18/83

Sunday, May 1, 1983

Rising early to take medication, Homer Thompson, 74, found his pills missing and signs of forced entry. After retrieving a handgun, he and his landlady quietly searched through the Ruskin, Fla., home. In the kitchen they were rushed by a hidden intruder. He crashed into the woman, then diverted Thompson's aim as he fired a shot. Thompson's second shot struck the attacker causing him to surrender and await the authorities' arrival.

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