Bernard Crohn was at work in the back office of a Portland,
Oreg., jewelry store when he was startled to hear a man out front
announce a holdup. Crohn quietly drew a pistol from a desk drawer,
stepped out, and yelled "Freeze!" The armed robber immediately fired
at Crohn but missed. Crohn returned fire, mortally wounding the
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