Driving up to his Bernville, Pa., home, Earl Fitzgerald
noticed an unfamiliar car parked at the rear of the house. Shotgun
in hand, he quietly approached the back door and stopped an armed
burglar on his way out of the residence. Shots were exchanged, and
the burglar was hit in the face and hand before escaping through a
woodlot. He surrendered to police the same afternoon.
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